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Spinal Problems

Also known as Klippel-Feil Syndrome

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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 back...

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  • Pregabalin or Gabapentin

    Which is best for trapped nerve pain in the lower back which causes leg pain, numb/pins & needles in feet. I have been told by specialist that there is nothing that can be done and that I will have to live with the problem. Perhaps there are other suggestions for this type of pain. I would be glad...

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  • Spinal cord stimulator

    I had my spinal cord stimulator placed March 19,2018 I feel like it’s not helping still have lower back and leg pain, now experiencing restless lower back and legs.  The middle of my back where the leads were placed feels like nuckles are pressing in my back and lower left where the battery placed...

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  • Metallic taste

    Does anyone have a metallic taste in their mouth?  It is really debilitating. Wondering if it is a side effect of Boston Scientific scs. Reps at company claim they never heard of this before. 

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  • Spinal Cord Damage

    How many people had their SCS removed? And how do you feel after having it removed.  I've heard some people have had it changed.

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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 excited....

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  • So much pain

    Hi, I had a lumbar decompression surgery in 2016, I was feeling pretty good for awhile.  Now, I'm back to the pain, numbness, tingling, sciatica. "Heavy feeling" in my legs, most of the time.  Saw my surgeon today, he said no surgery would help me. And said he could only manage...

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  • Anyone had atlas subluxation to treat brain fog, migraine

    Hi I have suffered from migraines for 20 years but they changed in past 6 years and I now have persistent brain fog, dull headaches ( right side),pins and needles in right side of face, arm, leg on right hand side. I am always looking for a solution.( I have had ct scan, mri, bloods and all normal. I...

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  • Boston Scientific Stimular - lead to ER removal and MRSA

    Hi all-I have severe neuropathy in my feet from numerous spine and neck surgeries from a car accident.  I had my BSS put in 10/19/17, and a week later the incision started to leak. Emailed a pic of the stained guaze to the dr's office and they said if you have no fever we'll see you on monday...

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  • Exersize and herniated disc

    I’m 15, I’ve had a herniated disc for about 3 months now, and all i want to do is be able to workout again. My back pain is still pretty bad (holding a plank hurts) but i really feel like I’m gaining weight even though I’m eating healthy so is there anything i could do to workout?? I was thinking maybe...

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    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 walk...

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  • Reprogramming stimulator

    Hi, I am new here and have a question for anyone that can give me an answer. I had my St. Jude stimulator implanted June of 2015. I have not had very good luck with it and still in pain. Yesterday I have new pain that started where the device is (upper right buttock just below waist) and goes down my...

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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 chalked...

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  • Leg pain, numbness and twitching

    For a few weeks now I have had pain, numbness and nurve like twitching down the outside of my left thigh. It starts when sitting but is worse at night when I’m lying down, starts after about 5min.  I cannot get comfy on a night as any position is painful, eventually it goes numb so I can sleep...

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  • Really skinny

    So I'm really skinny and they want to put the aca on but don't know,where they are going to put the battery. I backed out at the last minute because I was afraid. The night before I was supposed to get it I found this site and read all night and cancels in the morning. I'm 105 pounds and...

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  • Upper back pain - not muscle, no trauma?

    Hi, I am a 21 year old female and I have had pain in my back for nearly 5 months now. The pain started off feeling like a bruise on my spine, just above where a bra strap would sit, and I thought that it was just a bruise but I couldn't remember doing anything that would cause a bruise there, no...

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  • Herniated disc and Accutane?

    So I’m a 15 year old girl with a herniated disc and i was wondering if i could take accutane. I have had pretty bad acne since i was 11 years old and i just want to have clear skin, so my parents and i have been thinking of trying accutane. The more i do research about the drug, the more i wonder if...

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  • Nevro Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial & Fibromyalgia

    Hi Everyone,  I apologise in advance, I've never contacted an online forum before so I might ask questions that have already been answered in other posts and I'm not a 100% comfortable with the process. A quick overview of my case, I had a severe injury to my L4/L5 discs when I was 15 resulting...

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  • Piriformis syndrome with sciatica

    Hi has anyone on here been diagnosed with piriformis syndrome? I have had several KRIs from brain straight down through pelvic plus an EMG and everything has come back normal. My family doctor actually thought it was all in my head. Went to see pain doctor explained my symptoms and brought my test...

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  • Boston Scientific or Medronic Spinal Stimulator Implant System

    Which one should I go with? I had a Medtronic implanted in 2015. Since the implant I'm suffering from severe acid reflux. If I turn it to a lower setting it defeats the purpose of the implant (still helps but wouldn't be worth the surgery since I still need to supplement with lighter pain medication)....

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  • Boston Scientific Spinal Cord Stimulator Paddle Post Op

    I am now 3 1/2 weeks post op from having the Boston Scientific SCS implanted at T5. Due to several different spinal conditions from narrowing disc space to bulges to arthritis to fractures and a twisted spinal cord that no one has ever heard of. I was doing well and am a Severely stubborn person. I sat...

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  • Twisting spine

    Hi guys thought i would give here a try to see if anyone has had a similar issue. 5 years ago i went to a chiro because at the time i didnt realise i was working out incorrectly which resulted it my hips being out of alignment and a slipped vertebrae, he did xrays and of course my hips were tilted in...

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  • Spinal cord stimulato

    Hello everyone. I’ve been here before.  I was wondering if anyone has a problem with implant site pain. Sometimes it’s worse than my regular back pain. The doctor says it’s because the device couldn’t be put any deeper. My husband puts 2 4inch gauze pads on it taped but I still have a lot of pain...

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  • SCS HF10

    i am set up for a psychology eval next week. im pretty nervous about going thru the trial and permanent. i kinda feel like im being pushed into this from PM due to nothing else has worked. i have fibro, DDD, Bad knees (future replacements at some point), sciatic pain, believe that basically sums it up....

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  • Back pain for the past 5 years

    I have tried various medicines given by 3 to 4 neurologists with no improvement in my back pain.Now the neurologist is saying that surgery is the only option. Is there anybody who is living without any side effects or, anybody living normally without back pain after the surgery?

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  • Malfunction of SCS

    Hello too everyone!!! Could someone plz tel me if the scs is for failed back surgeries, chronic back pain, or any other health problems. Thx n advance...Joy.... Best of health too all

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  • I've been depressed for the past six months .

    I've been diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis and  I'm so scare about the surgery,I'm suppose to see the pain specialist in four week time because I'm having severe pain and numbness in both leg,I'm so scare and can't stop thinking about it.I just need someone to talk to,thanks

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  • Complications post spinal cord stimulator surgery - help

    I had my spinal cord stimulator replaced back in July 2017. I had my original implant done in 2008 and things have been fine until I re injured my back in May 2017 and my old SCS did not cover the new nerve pain. The new SCS is a Boston with the paddle lead. The surgeon had to remove 2 lamina in the...

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