Neurostimulator implant

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Date Joined Oct 2011
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   Posted 10/21/2011 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had a neurostimulator implanted on Monday, it is now Friday, and the area where the machine was implanted is so sore to the touch, I can not sit back or lie on the side where it is located. Can anyone tell me how long this tenderness will last and does it feel strange when the healing is done? I mean, do you notice the machine inside you when you lie on it or is it just like normal? Thank you!

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Date Joined Mar 2011
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   Posted 10/21/2011 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Yaz, I hope you dont mind me shortening your name, but anyway I has a neurostim installed in May of 2009 and my recovery time was minimal as I remember.  I had to have the first one relocated as it was put in to deep the first time and could not make the connection to the battery pack.
The recovery time for the second one was a little longer as it was the 2nd time the area had been disturbed.  I had no luck with the 2nd one either, I think the scar tissue from the first installation was so much that the 2nd time the battery pack, or I should say the battery could not be charged (the one that was inside my back) so basically its just sitting there, wires and all doing nothing.
At this point, I have given up the idea, I mean it seems to me to try again would be of no use.  But the equipment does not bother me, its there and maybe at sometime I will consider trying again.  I rather doubt it though.
Well good luck to you, hope it works well for you, take care,
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson

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   Posted 10/22/2011 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Yaz, and welcome to HW

It's normal for it to still feel a bit sore/tender at this point, also for there to still be a little swelling.

Keep an eye out for any excessive swelling, heat, redness or discharge that could indicate there is infection present. Please if you have any worries at all don't hesitate to see your doctor.

Hope you heal quickly and your SCS brings you lots of relief

CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bone spurs, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis, osteopenia.

On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Midodrine, Somac, Cipramil. Have SCS, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio
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