Recovery time with scs implant

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   Posted 9/5/2010 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
i had mine implanted in july, still in A LOT of pain.

just wondering if someone else could share their recovery story with me



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   Posted 9/6/2010 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Rena!

While I can't answer your question, I am going to take the liberty and bump your thread up to the top of the page, so that you don't slip out of sight here.

I wish you the best, and hope that someone will see your post, either today, or after the Holiday, and give you an answer.

Please don't give up on us here, and it may take a couple of bumps to get you noticed, after all it is a Holiday weekend.

Have a good day!


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   Posted 9/6/2010 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
4 months of much worse pain. Meds increased substantially.
Repeated reprogrammings for 12 months.
Relief. Decreased meds to preop levels.
Decreased pain by ~25% vs. preop.
Decreased pain meds by ~66% vs. preop (off most completely, major reduction on the 2 I continued to take).

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   Posted 9/8/2010 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you both for your comments, very much appreciated!

i am starting physical therapy on thursday, so maybe that will !

my doc said that if physical therapy does not work, i may have to have scs implant removed and stay in pain management for ever!
i do not want that to happen, so i am praying the PT helps.

hope you all have a great day :)

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   Posted 9/8/2010 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I wanted to have mine explanted for months post-op. I even saw another doctor about getting it removed. He said even though he would have gone a different route, that at that point I really needed to leave it in & give it a good 6-8 months so I could recover (which takes a long time) and then work with reprogramming to see if we couldn't find a program or set of programs that would help me.

That was the best advice I've ever received.
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