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Re: spinal cord stimulator

Re: spinal cord stimulator

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Posted by Lee Ann on July 03, 2000 at 17:38:35:

In Reply to: spinal cord stimulator posted by michelle on April 20, 2000 at 00:04:09:

: I am planning on receiving the trial shortly for RSD in my foot and ankle. I know that it is part of the course of treatment, but I'd like to hear from more people on how it helped them (or didn't help). Any info is appreciated.

Michelle,
You never posted wether you recieved the dorsal column stimulator or not. I would be interested to know if it helped you. I had the DCS implanted, moved, removed and reimplanted a couple of times. When the doctor could get it in position and keep it there it worked very well for me. Unfortuneately it kept shifting no matter what they did and we finally had to remove it again. I did have some complications with the DCS. After the first implant I developed an infection in my epidural space. With the second DCS, they went back in to reposition it and it left my left arm paralyzed. After about a year and a half I regained about 50% of the use back. I am telling you this because while the DCS can work extremely well for some of us there can be complications. Be aware of what they are. Let me know what happened with your DCS if you got one. Lee Ann


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