I was suppose to get my trial for SCS on 09/25, but due to health issue it had to be postponed. I met many people who say this is great and some other people feel it useless.
I used to use Tense Unit, so SCS works exactly same way as Tense, I was told. So this is not something magical, even if it works good, in a best case scenario, may help only 50% of your pain, but again: only if you very lucky. Most people suggest it helped only about 10-15 % which for me is good too, but people expect more when they go through invasive procedure.
Before I agreed to it, I done so much research on this matter. I even called St. Jude company who makes them, I done a lot of reading patient testimonials, etc. One thing is for sure, results depend on WHO is doing the trial and procedure itself, what kind spinal issues people have, what kind pain they deal with every single day and for how long, and so much more.
Despite serious issues I deal with, I still agreed to trial hoping for at least 10% reduce in pain. My PM Dr is very honest and told me it really 50-50 and it many not work at all, or it may help me a little. He didn't think that for me it would be even near 50% of pain reduction, but I still think I will go through this if my health issues get better.
Best of luck to you and hope it will work great for you personally.
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thank you for letting us know how you doing; so happy to hear your pain is 50% down, this is the best result the stim can give you. Good for you and I hope after surgery you will have even better results if this possible.
I would take even 20%, forget 50%. Good job!!!
May I ask, do you feel your pain helped just in one particular place, or it helped your pain in general? I am worry what if it will help my back, but not my legs...