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wartiger2004
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Spinal Cord Stimulator
Anyone have any experience with having one implanted and having good results?


SabiDojo
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re: Spinal Cord Stimulator
I know a gym bro whose gf has terrible back issues and suffers from nerve pain from diabetes, and she says it helps her tremendously.


wartiger2004
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re: Spinal Cord Stimulator
Thanks Sabi looks like I m going to have it done first of next month. Sick of being in pain.


CorkSoaker
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re: Spinal Cord Stimulator
What dr? Which system/company are they implanting?

You will go through a trial first to be sure it works for you. Insurance requires this. Most patients see great relief.


Motorboat
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re: Spinal Cord Stimulator
you will also have to go through psychiatric testing to make sure you can mentally handle it.

I wouldn't want it. It is a last option.


CorkSoaker
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re: Spinal Cord Stimulator
Yes, it requires a psych eval but it’s like a 2 question evaluation and the dr will have someone specific to go to that is a sure pass.

It is not a cure, but rather just numbs the pain. Most patients feel such relief they can’t stand waiting in between after the trial and implant.


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lsu777
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re: Spinal Cord Stimulator
Why are you having this done? What is your current body fat/weight and what are your strength levels?

I ask because this may be something that your weight or lack of strength is contributing too greatly or simply could te the cause of the pain.


wartiger2004
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re: Spinal Cord Stimulator
I have had back surgery in the past due to an injury at work and have been very limited to what I can and can’t do.


CorkSoaker
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re: Spinal Cord Stimulator
What area are you in? I’d be happy to recommend an experienced and excellent dr Whom specializes in SCS


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tigerfoot
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re: Spinal Cord Stimulator
quote:

ask because this may be something that your weight or lack of strength is contributing too greatly or simply could te the cause of the pain.
I would imagine there are multiple findings not related to weight or fitness.

My wife ruptured a disc while lifting. She stays thin because it hurts too bad to eat a lot of the time. She has had discectomies and many treatments.


lsu777
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westlake
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re: Spinal Cord Stimulator
Absolutely and in this case, seems to be that is the case. Just many times weight is to blame for back problems.


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