The first thing you need to remember is, everyone has a different situation for having the scs. I had one put in last year and had it removed 3 months ago. They had to put in 12 leads 8-up and 4-down to try and control my crps in my right foot. It never did. It made me have shoting pains in my ass and legs where it was not wanted. In order to have any relief from the scs I would have to turn it up so high that it hurt my foot more.There was two four and a half hour surgeries to put it in (2 fridays in a row). As soon as I got into the recovery room from the first half of procedure my leads changed and were electrifiring my ass and leg to the point I could'nt use it until the leads were moved. This is definatly one of those stories that does not condone scs. Like I said before, everyone is and will be different when and if the time comes to putting one in. Keep up the inquieries about them to get a feeling about others stories. It takes some effort to put it in, so make sure if you get one you are positive about it. Even when the reps tried to reprogram the unit, all they did was keep zapping me and asking "was that alright?" which every answer was no, it does not feel alright. If I were asked again about doing it I would absolutly say NO!!!!!
Remember this is only one person out of the thousands who have had it and not happy. I'm sure there are some success stories out there as well(I had it done at the pain mangmt at the Beth Isreal in boston ma.
This procedure takes a bit of effort, just make sure it makes sence to you when and if you decide to go with one
Hope it helped a little mike
Post Edited (pieceOfCRPS) : 1/14/2008 5:15:55 AM (GMT-7)