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Also known as Klippel-Feil Syndrome

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  • khi khi

    Spinal Cord Stimulator

    Has anyone had a spinal cord stimulator,it has been one suggestion for my husband who is still suffering after 4 years after his first surgery, he has had a further op two years ago and is still suffering immense pain, has weakness in his leg and finds walking difficult and now needs a stick to …

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  • Has anyone else had an injection into there spine?

    Hi next week I'm having an injection hopefully to help with pain. I have a major curvature and discs are rubbish. Plus nerves trapped due to this. Hoping it helps with pain etc. Does it actually help? Already started taking new med, which is helping a bit.

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  • Removal of Spinal Cord Stimulator

    In March of this year, after 3 back surgeries, countless physical therapy sessions and many back injections, I opted to try a stimulator.  The trial was with leads from Abbott formally St Jude.  After 1 week and a total reprogramming, I had a major reduction in my pain.  I was so …

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  • Back again!

    So it's been a while since i have been on here. But i am back and with more back pain.... New shooting pain down both legs, down both arms, nerves are going haywire.. etc. i was at the hospital last Friday because i couldn't breathe. They did a catscan and it showed new chronic changes and …

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  • IPG problem, I can't lay down on my back.

    Info: Male 65 yrs old back issues/pain for many yrs. Did the PM deal for many years. Finally had a couple of surgeries that worked for a while. Now they say there isn't anything more they can do. Inoperable back, lumbar, thoracic. Hence the BS/SCS. Major excruciating pain in right …

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  • St. Jude spinal cord stimulator, no pain relief

    hi, i had the st. Jude spinal cord stimulator implanted on May 16th, it is the newer one where you don't feel the vibration. I have gotten no pain relief, maby 5%.  It has helped with my siatic leg pain, but no relief for my lower back. I am in severe pain and the reps have pretty much …

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  • Spinal decompression L4/L5 UK?

    Hi, I've recently had a spinal decompression on L4/L5- L5/S1 back in March this year in the UK. I had been suffering for almost 2yrs with sciatica and was on lots of pills, mostly towards the end Codeine and Morphine (morphine worked wonders) but was getting fed up on meds as it's not a …

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  • How to deal with a "tiny" disk bulge (T7-T8)

    I recently got an MRI of my thoracic spine after 1 month of an injury to my back (fall from height). I have a healing mild (~20) compression fracture of the T8 vertebra and the MRI also indicates a "tiny" disc bulge(T7-T8) that is causing an indentation of the thecal sac at the site. I …

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  • Returning to work following SCS.

    My surgeon has recommended me for SCS before I opt for surgery on my spine. I have three level disc degeneration of L3,L4 and L5. The proposed surgery was an anterior and posterior instrumented decompression and fusion of L3/L4, L4/L5 and L5/S1. This surgery would have seen me medically retired …

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  • Disc fusion maybe?

    I was in a crash 2010 which was the start of my pain my disc was bulging and on my recent MRI it has now gone so I am being referred for surgery due to trying everything else. I was happy at first and now I am starting to worry bout the operation I see so many have had issues after this but …

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  • Nevro HF10 “Overstimulation” - anyone else experience this?

    I’ve recently had a trial and then permanent implantation of the Nevro HF10 spinal cord stimulator (SCS). I received the paddle lead variation rather than the percutaneous variation, for those who know that difference. On the plus side, I have already found settings that have given me 80% pain …

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  • left hand CRPS and BurstDr Stimulation

    Hello  has anyone out there had a BurstDr. stimulator for CRPS/RSD pain?  I am particular interested in cervical BurstDr stimulator for upper body ie: in my case for my left hand. If there is someone out there with CRPS I would appreciated if you would share your positive or negative …

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  • New pain

    2 weeks ago I had my second spinal fusion (I am a 30 year old female) I woke up  and my outter part of my left thigh was so numb I could stab it and I wouldn’t feel if. They told me this was normal and because of how long the surgery took and the strap that goes around you is right there. So …

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  • SPINAL CORD STIMULATOR SIDE EFFECTS

    have had s c s. almost 1yr. have had 2 major infections 11 days hospitalisation & had to go into theatre to have wound opened and flushed out with antibiotics. also had to have first implant battery replaced as it was in wrong angle and wouldn't charge!! have had spinal fusion and failed …

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  • Sinal Prblems

    I had accident at work and have had two quarter zone injections since accident. I find hard to stand for long periods and sitting for long periods. At present I get tingling sensations with shooting pains in lower back going into hip and left knee. As I cant take Codine I am on Lyrica and Mobic. …

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  • 7 weeks post op. Worse pain

    My trial SCS went well. On the 4th day after trial I walked 1/4 mile and hadn't been able to do that in a couple years. Worst thing after perminant implant was extream boredom. After the first couple weeks I really wanted to do more sinse I was feeling a lot better than b4 surgery.. …

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  • Just need some relief.........

    Hi all.  This is a long story, short...... Almost 2 years ago, I had a lumbar decompression surgery. I was feeling great for about a year.....now.... Everything came back, worse.  All the pain, numbness, tingling in my legs.  Just had a new MRI and X-rays done..... And a steroid …

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  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Problems

    I have had my spinal cord stimulator since May and I am having a lot of nausea. I have to keep soda crackers with me all the time. The SCS was put in after I had ongoing pain after my spinal fusion. I had an injury from an auto accident. I have had issues with the settings put on the control box by …

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  • Pedicle screws loosening

    I had back surgery in Nov 2012 Fusion at L4-5 and an x-ray last year advised bone screws are loosening. I called the specialist who did the fusion for advice and was informed that the Dr is no longer at the practice. Can anyone please advise me. Should I be concerned.Back pain never went away and …

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  • Really bad cervical mri

    I have had a bad neck for years, I have a compressive fracture from play softball when I was 34 yo. I had a really rough childhood and early young women a lot of physical abuse so my neck is a real mess. I am now 69 and I in a bath tub backward and hit my neck on a sharp ledge.  Now for my …

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  • Extrusion L5-S1 w/ 6mm fragment within neural foramen

    Hello, my name is Xenia, I am 31 years old and on June 10th I had severe leg pain and that’s when my journey started with the Low back pain radiating to left leg.. I am taking oral medications and I’ve been on them for about 45 days along with physical therapy. Medications don’t work and they haven’ …

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  • Issues that required removal of Nevro HF10?

    Hi y'all -   I am so grateful to have just found this site and hear y'all discuss your experiences with the spinal stimulators.  I have been in pain mgmt tx for 6 years after a catastrophic accident.   My anesthesiologist/pain drs pushed for me to get a stimulator …

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  • T10 to Illiac Fusion being proposed. Looking for feedback

    Hi to all.  I'm a 76 year old woman, needing to decide if I elect fusion surgery or try to finish life with possible or probable increased pain & other symptoms yet to come, and would appreciate any feedback from fellow members who have had my proposed surgery and what were the results. …

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  • St Jude Neurostimulator UPDATE

    So I usually post with realistic expectations holding on to positive and encouraging attitudes and advice. I apologize that this post is quite the opposite. I messaged my neurosurgeon few days ago and calming expressed that I can not live like this another day. I am 35. Unwillingly to surrender to …

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  • 2 Level ACDF Expriences.

    I'm currently scheduled to have a 2 level ACDF surgery (C5-C7) in about 3 weeks and wanted to canvas the group for experiences and recommendations on what to expect and what to avoid. I have to admit that I am really nervous about the surgery due to the location and it just sounds really …

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  • Do i have spinal problems? TEENAGER

    I am 17 year old and my left side keeps being down and theres no symetry to the right one. My mom has told me that i kinda look handicaped walking cause i always put more pressure on my left leg. PLEASE TELL ME IF I SHOULD GO DO A X-ray or something like that I I am scared that it might bring many …

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  • Hip and groin pain after anterior spinal fusion surgery

    I had spinal surgery in June 2017...everything that could go wrong did and I ended up spending a month in the hospital and a year off work...around 3 weeks post op, I started having excruciating pain in my right groin..the doctor said it was due to the anterior approach and that the nerves needed …

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  • I think I am getting tolerant to my Burst mode SCS

    Has anyone else noticed this? I have had mine in now for a year and a half, it is in my lower back. I started with a non-rechargeable battery that lasted only 8 months that they blamed on me for running it too high. I have always had it high enough that in certain positions, LOL especially at …

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