Re: Pain after Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
First of all I do wish you much luck and success. The recovery time from this type of surgery I'm sure varies from patient to patient. Personally, I've been on disability for 3 months and will be returning to work on Oct. 18th. My Pain Management doctor was also my surgeon. Your body needs time to heal and it's very important you follow their instructions regarding no lifting, bending, twisting etc. even with the permanant implant. So, I guess what I'm saying is for me the recovery time was yes, between 6-8 weeks. Again, I wish you well. I've been living with RSD in my foot, ankle and lower calf for 2 years so this was/is a big deal to me too! Take care of yourself (or actually let someone take care of you) and let me know how it goes!