Hmm I'm glad this popped up, as this was something the Mayo guys and I talked about last week. The last time I went up there they were really pushing this, the guy I saw last week said we'd put it on the back burner, pull it out as a last resort. I was talking with my physical therapist about it, and she was shocked that they would consider putting it into someone my age (23), especially as a woman. She is pregnant herself, and told me about how much the spine changes during pregnancy. Hopefully this isn't ever something I'll have to deal with, but now I'm curious. Have any other young women had this implant? Were there concerns if/when you decide to have children? Like I said, hopefully this doesn't become an issue for me, but now I'm really wondering if this is something that doctors are keeping in mind. Hope everyone had a relaxing, pain-free weekend!
I had a Boston Scientific SCS implanted a little more than a month ago and I have been told REPEATEDLY that having this stimulator will not affect pregnancy and that I don't even have to turn my stim off when/if I get pregnant again.
I'm not sure where other people are getting their information, if they are using a different company or what, but my information is from my Boston Scientific Rep as well as my OB.
I wish you the best!