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... up on questions regarding driving and getting into a pool. txmomof3 is correct about turning off your SCS box prior to driving. I too have the SCS implant and after the normal 12 week recovery, I was able to get into my pool and lay on a raft. ... (18 replies)
... I have spoken with my dr. and think I may be going ahead with getting the spinal cord stimulator implant. He told me that before we do anything I have to speak with a psychologist for a consult first. ... (1 replies)
... One thing to keep in mind is that a spinal cord stimulator consists of 2 distinctly separate steps: a trial (step 1) and an implant (step 2). While infections do occur infrequently with the implant (since you are implanting a medical device which has the potential to become infected), it is not really an issue with the trial. The trial is simply a temporary system that can... (2 replies)

... Hi all . Just wanted to share a few things . I had bad spinal damage and had my first spinal cord stimulator implant 4 years ago. The first one worked ok then I got an MRSA in it and had it all removed . Then a few months later had another one put it. ... (2 replies)
... When I had a spinal cord stimulator, one setting numbed my face and jaw. ... (5 replies)
... Now, after 7 lumbar blocks, with no serious improvement, my pain specialist is recommending 2 things. A trip to the neurologist, and an implant of the spinal cord stimulator. ... (2 replies)
... wrist about 18 months ago. The pain could not be controlled through medication. After months of chronic exhaustion from lack of sleep I decided to have the trial stimulator implanted. During the trial there was a significant decrease in my pain, although I still needed opioid pain management. ... (6 replies)
... I have a spinal cord stimulator. It was implanted permenant in August 2005, so it is fairly new for me. ... (1 replies)
... Recently diagnosed with CRPS2 in hand, arm shoulder and scapula. on meds, tried stellate blocks and now am trialing elec. stimulator implant. What problems can arise having an implant? ... (39 replies)
... t in and had the temp. SCS implanted and I was awake for the whole thing. The only time it hurt was when he kept going off course with the leads he was trying to implant and he kept digging and pushing into my spinal cord instead. ... (7 replies)
... Hang in there Shawley. At some point, you may want to contact your doc and let him/her know you really need to be reprogrammed. I'm sure the doc can get a hold of your rep if you can't. Based on what you've said, it seems like they've just programmed 1 midline lead. A midline lead pretty much stimulates right down the middle of your body, which is why you feel it on the... (65 replies)
... I have spinal And rsd Problems all mixed in . Please know that others know your pain, and will try to help. ... (11 replies)
... Hello all! It's been a long time! I went to a new pain clinic yesterday and the doc strongly suggested a spinal cord stimulator. He told me about the procedure and gave me a video to watch. ... (14 replies)
... First of all I do wish you much luck and success. The recovery time from this type of surgery I'm sure varies from patient to patient. Personally, I've been on disability for 3 months and will be returning to work on Oct. 18th. My Pain Management doctor was also my surgeon. Your body needs time to heal and it's very important you follow their instructions regarding no lifting,... (2 replies)
... SCS implant Sorry to hear all your going through. I had a problem trying to post and had to attach to someone else's post (Sorry) I'm having SCS permantely implanted on Monday Oct 4th and just had a few questions. The surgeon told me I could go back to work w/in a few days, but everything I have read is 6-8wks recovery, but again he stated I just put them in and take... (2 replies)
... Hi Angi, I agree with Skooze and everyone else who has commented about the effects of Neurontin. My pain management doctor had me on it at the beginning of this horrible nightmare that I live (6+ yrs) now. We increased the dosage slowly in order to get it at the highest level he felt necessary for me. It was horrible and I experienced many of the same side-effects. ... (8 replies)
... Hi Everyone, I went to my doctor yesterday and he decided to take me off of Effexor XR 225mg and move me directly onto Cymbalta 60mg. These were given to me for my depression. What I would like to find out is if anyone is taking Cymbalta and how long they have been on it? What type of side effects have they experienced and has it helped them? If you have any... (2 replies)
... pinky finger numbness, incontinence. Insurance insisted that the stimulator be removed in order to do MRI's on me. ... (17 replies)
... I agree with Mark, your dr my be overly optimistic. I have the Boston Scientific Precision Plus Stimulator that your dr is speaking of. I had this implanted on May 2, 2011 after 30 hours the battery quit working and would not hold a charge. ... (7 replies)
... Despite being drawn on under my left arm, where they were going to implant the pulse generator, it was eventually implanted under my right arm.... ... (16 replies)

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