Re: Had electronic trial stimulator installed on Wed.
I just went through the SCS trial and had it on on this past Monday and am trying to deciede if I'll have the permanant which I am leaning very heavily toward, if you get at least a 50% cut in pain they feel it is susccsesful and I did I'm just concerned about my pain in the other areas of my spine. the trial was for the damage to my lower back and S1 nerve I also have thoracic cord comp. and that's a wholsedifferent thing.
Also the SCS works better after it is implanted as it doesn't move around as much and they can give you more programs at least this is true with Advanced Bionics.
It is also said that you most likely wil have to have pain medication along with the stimulator but should be able to cut back on it.
There is also the pain pump which is where they ususally go if the SCS doesn't work.