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Re: Spinal Cord Stimulators

Re: Spinal Cord Stimulators

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Posted by casey on July 24, 2000 at 12:18:39:

In Reply to: Re: Spinal Cord Stimulators posted by jTayler on July 06, 2000 at 21:06:37:

JTayler, thanks for your reply..I had not been able to reach anyone about this and am scheduled to start trials this week. The whole idea sounds to strange for me but I am tired of pain. I am disabled with fibromyalgia so all pain is intensified. However I try to keep my own house and putter around the yard some. Sometimes I can manage sometimes I need help. Currently I am spending 16+ hours a day on the heating pad and have to medicate frequently. vicoden7.5 doesn't touch this pain but muscle relaxers help some. I want my life back. Your letter is encouraging. Is it hard to change settings? Is your scs completely internal? Do you still require meds?Thanks Casey: I have had an SCS for the same post-L4-5 laminectomy pain. My chronic pain runs down both legs and the strongest of meds have given only minimal relief. The SCS helps a bit for me, but some get remarkable relief. I started out using it 24/7 but found it began to give lessening relief. So I have cut back # of hours. The SCS really doesn't restrict activity. Hope this helps.

: : : i have a stimulater contact me lets talk pain lol warren
: : Hi Warren, I am supposed to get an SCS next month. Tell me how it works for you. Does it keep you from doing anything you want to do. Are you limited any further by it than you already were. I had a discectomy last year and now have scar tissue at L4/5 causing leg pain. It doesn't ever let up.

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