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Old 11-14-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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Spinal implant

Hi I have been reading some of the questions and answers on spinal Tens implant. I have just been told I cannot (or I should say) been advised not to have an operation to releive the trapped nerves in my spine due to other complication. Since an accident sometime ago things have been getting worse, I have really horrible pains in the left leg in particular which is causing sleeplessness and discomfort when sitting and walking. It has now been suggested by the surgeon to think about this implant. I must admit, having an implant a bit of machinary inside does not seem appealing. At the moment we are still undecided due to the fact the actual operation has not been explained to us, please let me know what you, who have had this proceedure think. Thanks, mickey

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Old 11-18-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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Re: Spinal implant

I had stimulators implanted for nerve pain in the cervical vertebrae area, which is a little different from the spinal cord stimulators, but they operate the same way. You really don't know how well you will respond to the treatment until it is performed, but there is a good chance you will obtain significant relief, as spinal cord stimulators are fairly common. I presume you will have a short trial period to try the device before the generator (battery) is implanted? Ask your neurologist/neurosurgeon for details. Good luck!

Old 11-19-2012, 03:56 AM   #3
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Re: Spinal implant

Thanks very much for your reply, I am now seriously thinking of going for the trial as it must be much better than going through this discomfort day-in-day-out. I will now contact the Surgeon and see if we can get things moving.
All the very best Mickey.

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