Posted 11/26/2011 1:18 AM (GMT -7)
Yes, the revision helped a lot. We'd found that the lead had slipped, only very slightly, but just enough that part had come out of the epidural space and was putting pressure in just the right/wrong (depending how you look at it, I guess!) to be causing problems.
I had good relief for a couple of months, but then I found out the hard way a few months ago that I have osteoporosis... I had a few falls and fractured eight vertebrae, including a bad compression at T12. The T12 fx has caused a lot of nerve irritation and it's now playing havoc with the stim patterns. It's improving... when I first broke it I couldn't turn the stim on without intense pain; now I can have it on for 10-15 minutes at a time. So I'm off for x-rays again in the next couple of weeks for my doctor to check up on what I've done to it this time :(
All the best with your scans - hope they turn something up.
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