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Spinal Cord Stimulator
chrispain posted:
I recently went to start a trial period with a Spinal Cord Stimulator. Because I had a Fusion they could not get the leads up my back because of scar tissue. Now the want to try again but go in through my neck down. Has anyone had one go in from the neck and is the outcome any different/
CTBeth responded:
Hi Chris,
This is my first time visiting this community.
I started reading the discussions, and I am so glad that I was looking, so I can tell you that I had this done also due to scar tissue from a previous fusion.

The sensations are very much like the trial, but I can get stimulation up higher in my back than I did with the trial.

The surgery was not difficult at all.

I have had the SCS for three years and would not give it up for a million dollars.

I've been able to decrease my MSContin from 90 mg TID to 30 mg TID. That in itself is amazing to me.

I hope that you return to the site to discuss this more.


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