Anybody try spinal cord stimulator

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My sciatic nerve was damaged from surgery. I have tried everything now the doctors want me to try spinal cord stimulator?? Anyone try this good or bad

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    I had one fitted a year ago and it is fairly successful... I have been able to reduce my Lyrica and Tapentadol over the same period to make life less zombie like... probably worth a try 
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      Hi Leonard,

      Thanks I just had my consultation today think I'm going to do the trial and that way before committing fully I'm able to try for week to see if this works. I have tried everything

      Wish me luck

      Jackie

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      Oh I wish you well with the experience. It has meant a easier time with the low/mid pains and I reckon my are about 50% reduced... the higher dose meds used to leave me drained and sleepy all the time but now I feel a good bit better... so again, I wish you well 
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    Definitely good if you cannot seriously deal with the pain.

    I had an SCS approximately 6yrs ago and at first it did help me.

    But about 18 months ago I became unable to sit due to pain in both buttocks, I went to see a surgeon who said that I needed am MRI but could not have one due to the SCS been metallic.

    So I agonised over the decision for months and spoke to my family about it. I decided to have it removed and have the scan.

    When surgeon looked at my scan he said it was too risky to operate because of where the scar tissue is.

    I was then sent to the pain clinic and guess what?

    They have offered me a SCS but this one is a higher frequency than the old one and you can be scanned with it in.

    So now I have a nother decision to make, the hospital is about 100 miles away and I have difficulty with sitting and will it be effective?

    Decisions decisions 😐

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