It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Spinal Cord Disorders Message Board

  • Spinal Cord Stmulator Leads Migrated South Some

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 01-19-2016, 09:57 PM   #1
    Tazteaser
    Newbie
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jan 2016
    Location: Jackson, NJ, USA
    Posts: 1
    Tazteaser HB User
    Spinal Cord Stmulator Leads Migrated South Some

    I am trying to find out if anyone else out there that has a Spinal Cord Stimulator and this has happened to them. My Leads have moved from the C2, C3 area down to C4 , C5. If so, why, or if you know the answer. Also my left arm ? Hand is going numb.

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 01-20-2016, 05:45 PM   #2
    teteri66
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Nov 2010
    Location: USA
    Posts: 9,198
    teteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB User
    Re: Spinal Cord Stmulator Leads Migrated South Some

    Welcome to the board. I am sorry you are having problems with your implant. I don't know how common migration is but it is certainly considered one of the risks involved with a neurostimulator. It is less common if the "paddle" is implanted rather than a wire.

    Maybe the implant is impacting the C5 nerve. That could cause arm pain.

     
    Old 08-16-2016, 02:55 AM   #3
    Figment
    Newbie
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Aug 2016
    Posts: 1
    Figment HB User
    Re: Spinal Cord Stmulator Leads Migrated South Some

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tazteaser View Post
    I am trying to find out if anyone else out there that has a Spinal Cord Stimulator and this has happened to them. My Leads have moved from the C2, C3 area down to C4 , C5. If so, why, or if you know the answer. Also my left arm ? Hand is going numb.
    I have had a SCS for several years and had leads migrate 3 times. 1 time they dropped like spaghetti noodles from top of my epidural space to bottom. They do this when the do not scarr dowm properly. As big of a pain as it was trying to get it right the Stimulator plays a big role in my pain mgmt.

     
    Closed Thread




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:59 AM.





    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!