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... I had the trial spinal cord stimulator in early December 09 and a week later the permanent one placed. The trial went great. I knew on the table that I wanted one. I wish they would have put the permanent one in right away. ... (44 replies)
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... HI Havent been here in awhile. My question is has anyone every had their spinal cord Stimulator removed? ... (39 replies)

... Hi texmexlex, I just did the trial period for the spinal cord stimulator,2 weeks ago, My insurance company just approved the permanent one this past wednesday. ... (1 replies)
... The trial is simply a temporary system that can be removed at any time in an office setting. You practically have nothing to lose by at least going through the trial phase. Infection is really more of a concern during the implant... ... (2 replies)
... Hello, I had the "spinal cord stimulator" surgically implanted in 2007. ... (6 replies)
... Hi Kris, I have had RSD in both feet for about 4 years now. I tried nerve blocks like you and like you, they had no effect on the pain. I had a spinal cord stimulator implanted in March of 2009. The trial went ok and I thought it would help with some of the pain but it didn't. ... (44 replies)
... implanted about 2 weeks ago. I underwent the trial a couple months ago and had success. So far, I am having great success with the permanent scs as well. I would recommend doing your research about the scs... ... (2 replies)
... I've heard mixed reviews.. my dr. is also recommending it for me. I asked about the psych eval and was told that some people don't do well with implants and don't have the confidence to monitor themselves with it. It's not an inexpensive process so maybe the insurance companies are trying to make sure you are a good candidate for it. Good luck... (15 replies)
... I have had 5 nerve blocks with no help and my doctor is recommending a Spinal Cord Stimulator. He said I can do a trial run first to see if it helps before it is perm implanted. ... (15 replies)
... You will have a trial stim put in before you actually have the real thing put in. ... (44 replies)
... aving another consult next week. I hope all goes well for you and that you get great pain relief. My Medtronic rep. put things into perspective for me, he said a spinal cord stimulator is just another tool that we can use against the pain! I am hoping that I will be able to cut back on my pain meds. ... (41 replies)
... d and 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)
... wake 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)
... and it looks like a human foot not a cabage patch kids foot. I had surgery on Mon. to have a trial version of the spinal cord stim. put in and for the first time in almost 6 mos. ... (1 replies)
... tions via cathreter and have me go through agressive PT while my leg was numb, cause I wasent having any luck with the water PT or any of my meds. I now have the trial spinal stimulator and I am not seeing much improvement in my pain, and I am wondering what my next step should be. Anyone have any input? ... (39 replies)
... Liz, Sorry to hear of your rsd, it is hard for people to understand the pain your in. Most people do not have a clue! I really miss the folks I worked with, and I loved the job. I had 26 years service and had to go out on disability. Make sure you read up on all of your rights, call the union or hire an attourney. If they are withholding your paychecks I would call my... (41 replies)
... Hi. I know I don't post here very often, but I'm coming to you all for some help. I've had 3 doctors tell me that I need a spinal cord stimulator and I'm willing to go through the "trial" process and see how it goes. ... (2 replies)
... I will be going through some steps to get a Spinal Cord Stimulator. UGH! My 5th Block, today, hurt like mad and did nothing. He said it was painful due to the Trauma of the Needle. ... (14 replies)

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