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... HI Havent been here in awhile. My question is has anyone every had their spinal cord Stimulator removed? ... (39 replies)
... Hello, I had the "spinal cord stimulator" surgically implanted in 2007. ... (6 replies)

... I am going to have my spinal cord stimulator removed because I need to be able to have MRI's. ... (39 replies)
... Need some input from others. Most of you won't know who I am but a few of years back when I was first diagnosed with RSD I was the ginuea pig who tried the temp spinal cord. Everyone surprisingly listened to my tall tale of a short journel experience. ... (12 replies)
... Has anyone had a removal of the spinal cord stimultar? ... (2 replies)
... Well... I am really kinda bummed out about loosing my spinal cord stumulator. I fought for a long time to get one and now its gone. ... (39 replies)
... Hi everyone; It's me Scioladyohio. Haven't been here for awhile either...I had my stimulator moved from my backside to my stomach area with really attractive wires that wrap around my side (yes, their very visable & they ache something terrible if I have to turn the stimulator up enough to cover up, and yes, that's all stimulators do is cover the pain up some) and then like... (39 replies)
... I appear to have had an excellent pm doctor. He explained everything and I had sessions with the Precision rep who tried very hard to program my stimulator to no avail. It took 6 mths for me to convince the Dr. I wanted it removed. Done with absolutely no problems. ... (39 replies)
... Also not wishing to trample on your hopes, but I would tend to agree with Mark. I have had an ANS stimulator in some shape or form since 2006 and while I wouldn't give it up for the world, it is limited in what it can do. ... (7 replies)
... I'm actually going to be on narcotics the rest of my life (it's not RSD in my case but a neck injury from my Navy days). I'm trying to wean myself off neurontin as we speak because of all the side effects and clashes with other meds. That being said, it's not going well, and my pain level is way up (I am down from 3200 a day to 2000 a day right now). As to removing the... (39 replies)
... Hello. I too have been considering having my scs removed. My rsd originally started in my elbow; went to my hand where then they convinced me that in so many percentile that the scs would stop the rsd from moving. Well either the leads are laying on nerves in my shoulder or the rsd is there now too. I too cannot turn the stimulator on for any long length of time; I walk around... (39 replies)
... and a removal and replacement. ... (15 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)
... Hi Tigerlily; just a update; seen the new ortho surgeon - took him x-rays, reports he never received from my pain/main dr. - did my research on him; "supposed" to be the best in eastern Ohio; much to my own, I don't even know what to call it - "just plain sure that he won't get the stimulation down my arm either" gutfeeling (but I haven't been right about anything from the... (39 replies)
... Hi everyone- I've been off/on this site since Jan. To make a very long story short; I agreed to a scs as I was told by a Medronic rep that 95% of all cases of rsd are halted where they exist at the moment; I was in terrible, terrible pain, hated being on all the heavy duty drugs, what a mess the drugs made of my personal life (I have rsd in my right elbow that now has moved... (39 replies)
... Just wanted to add my two cents too. I was told by my pm on my first visit, we do 5 blocks, see how that goes, put in a stimulator and you don't have to see me for 5 years. I'm with Scruffysdad that these reps and doctors need to tell us the truth. ... (39 replies)
... Thank you for contacting me! Yes my accident was also in 1991, and single so I don't have a good support system but I know exactly what you mean by suffering for a very long time. My first implant went well but after 3 weeks, I ended up with a staph infection and had emergency surgery to have it removed. I now have the implant back in and am doing well. Past the point of... (2 replies)
... doesn't do much. I have to take like 1600mg to feel any relief at all and it's minimal. But I don't walk around in a fog. I would like to hear any stories about removal because I don't want this thing any longer and am thinking about a fusion surgery instead. I need this fixed! ... (2 replies)
... Hey there, not sure if most of you have read my post, but I feel the need to add my two cents into the mix. I'm having mine removed in a couple of weeks. When I got the stim unit I was told goodbye have a nice life. No one,even the dr, never said that it needed to be tweaked once a year. Once, again have a good life! See ya whenever. Not even the rep for the company... (39 replies)


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