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Old 06-27-2010, 04:00 PM   #1
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How good are Spinal Cord Stimulators

I had a PLIF in 2007. Before surgery I had Sciatica down right leg. After surgery down both legs. I have been slowly getting worse. I'm now on Norco every 6 hours and neurotin 1600mg dly. I use a walker and cannot sit, stand, or walk any great distance. I will be having a CT scan and xray tommorrow and an EMG next week. The Dr wants to implant a Spinal cord stimulator. Any of you who have this please tell me if it works for you.I need more info before I agree to this. thank you so much for your help.
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:39 PM   #2
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Re: How good are Spinal Cord Stimulators

Sorry I just want to tag along and be subscribed to this thread. Looking into the same thing for different reasons.

Old 08-02-2010, 10:01 AM   #3
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Re: How good are Spinal Cord Stimulators

The cool thing is you are in control of the amount of stimulation. You can really bring this thing up high too. It causes me pain in my back but helps the legs. Each person is different but it never hurts to try. My next trial is the drug pump trial. Hopefully that works better for me. Good luck and get the trial at least then you will know.
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