I have suffered from severe neuropathic pain in my leg due to a traumatic car accident in which i severed my spinal chord. I have tried everything from narcotic pain killers (which did help, if at least just to relax enough to sleep) such as fentanyl, oxycodone, hydrodone. My pain doc, because of my relatively young age (23) tells me I had to discontinue meds to avoid dependence, after 4 years of being on the drugs (didn't even taper down for withdrawl). I have also tried neuronitin, tramadol and various sleep aids, with no success. Frequently I am up for 2-3 days at a time shaking from the pain to the point where I can't possibly function at a normal level. This severely impacts my life in a domino effect as I am sure most of you know if you have experienced this. My pain doc has made plans to get a Spinal Stimulator attached to my spine for a trial period to see if it works.
My question is if anyone has tried, heard about, or knows the effectiveness of a spinal stimulator for neuropathic pain?
Last edited by coman; 08-16-2012 at 10:30 AM.