I had to get nerve block injections on left and right side ribs today. Held off as long as I could. He said I need to do the SCS trial to see if I can get some relief. Problem is that after my esophageal tear surgery I now have severe nerve pain in my left ribs to go with the pain in my right ribs I have had for 4 years now. Both were caused from surgery.
I was scheduled for the trial last April, but since I was still in the hospital recovering from surgery and still had one more surgery to go. Didn't want t have anymore surgeries in 2011, 3 was enough, so I put the trial off until now. I called VA to get the ball rolling again today.
I was wondering if anyone knows if they can get the SCS to cover both sides of the chest wall?
Nissen 6/06 and 5/09
#3 on 8/24/11