Wecome to HW and the Chronic Pain forum. I am reasonably sure that if the leads have migrated, that they will need to go back in to reposition them, especially since you have the paddle leads. First, they can do a simple xray to check the positioning. It may be that scar tissue is starting to form and is in contact with the paddle leads, so you might want to discuss this new lack of intensity and having the stimulation in both legs from the left lead with your representative from the company who makes your stimulator, and see if they can adjust the settings to fix the lack of signal strength first.
Your surgeon and representative can give you more specific information about
what they may have to do to fix the problem. I hope it is only a simple adjustment for your sake.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.