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spinal cord stimulation implant

Oct 27, 2015 11:54 PM

My doctors are talking about having me get this implant. I'm just curious if anyone has any thoughts on it

Oct 27, 2015 11:57 PM

There is another thread on here, someone posted that is getting ready to have theirs implanted. My doctors talked to me about it but the thought scared me. I think they do a test run first don't they? You could see if it worked for you. I hope everything works out to help you with your pain! ✌️💜

Oct 28, 2015 8:02 AM

A friend of mine had one done and she went thru the trial it was good but when they actually did the surgery they ended up leaving the wound open and it fell out so they had done a second surgery to put it back in and it shorted out not to soon afterwards, please do research on it for yourself as well as listen to what some have experienced with theirs. Best of luck and prayers to you! 🙏💕

Oct 29, 2015 4:26 AM

I have it and hate it!!!! Now I'm stuck with equipment in my body that hasn't worked in 9years. Way too many problems

Oct 29, 2015 4:29 AM

The trial was amazing, but as soon as it was implanted I had nothing but major issues. Had it short out in the office while I was talking to med tronic representative and she was trying everything to get it to shut off. It was a bad bad experience and still is. But it may work for you.

Oct 29, 2015 4:36 AM

The doctor had mentioned that I could keep it in "trial" for as long as I want if I'm scared of having it fully implanted. I might do that

Oct 29, 2015 6:52 AM

I don't think that is possible Jenna. The trial equipment used is a lead placed where you need it and there is a 6 foot wire that comes out of your body and is attached to a controller. The reason they can't leave the trial one in is because it will begin to scar in to your spinal column and then they wouldn't be able to get it out without problems. Also, you can't get the thing wet. (Unless something has drastically changed since I had it done). You need to ask your doctor a lot more questions, Jenna. I don't think you're fully informed enough to make a decision that is so important to your health. Sending {{{Hugs}}} and prayers your way.🌻🙏🏻

Oct 29, 2015 7:34 AM

They want to do things so quickly and my mom is pushing everything I'm so confused. And I just kinda hate everything right now I'm hearing all these different things. Some people are telling me I'm being stupid for decisions. I jaut want this pain to stop. Its been 7 year . I had to drop out of school because of this. I just hate this so much...I want it to end....

Oct 29, 2015 7:37 AM

I totally understand Jenna. Just don't let anyone rush you or rush yourself in hoping for less pain. It may very well work for you but YOU have to be comfortable with all you've learned about it and the pros and cons of having it done. I'm sending you {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that whatever decision you make works best for you.🌻🙏🏻

Oct 29, 2015 11:37 PM

Jenna, I have no experience with it. Just try not to let yourself get too stressed. Do some research, and make a list of questions for your doc. Ask about alternatives. Good luck. You're in my prayers! 🙏🌼

Oct 30, 2015 6:22 PM

My husband had it done a few years ago. It wasn't working the greatest. Where the battery pack was got full of fluid. So they had to cut it open to drain the fluid. They also rearrange his cords. He has not been able to use it since. It shocks his nuts. He just doesn't want to go through anymore surgeries/procedures.

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