Spinal nerve stimulator implant

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Hi all i was just wondering if anybody has had to have a spinal nerve stimulator implant and if it had worked as when i had the operation on my l4/l5 herniated disk he found allot of scarring and fibrous tissue and he wasnt sure if the operation would relieve the pain it has slightly still gey allot of pain lying down or sitting not so much standing and i still get the pain in my back as if the disc is being squashed its a very strange sensation according to the specialist back physio all my core muscles have turned off and need reprogrammed this can take a while to fix and may not be able to be fixed as i have had back pain and sciatica for 20 years

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    Hi Steven i was just reading your message.

    I have had the same legs Burning toes feel like i have kick the door frame . i got mine in 2015 It is brilliant for nerve pain ......... But 1 Draw back i have mine on 24/7 so i have to charge mine every day and it takes round 4 hours and the stimulater lasts for 7 year but there are different 1s .... good luck

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    I don't know what country you're in but I do know that in the US most insurance requires you have a psych eval before having a spinal cord stimulator implanted . there are several good videos on YouTube that let you see what's going to be done to your back during the procedure . and there's actually two procedures that are done . the first one is the trial where they put stimulators in your back but tape the device to your back. If you get a great deal of relief during the trial then they schedule the actual surgery to have the whole thing implanted. if you haven't yet you might try a TENS unit. I don't know for certain but I think if you get some good results from a TENS unit then it would be fair to think that you would get good results from a spinal cord stimulator.

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      Thanks for your reply i have a TENS unit its great when its on but it dosent give long lasting effects but i know the stimulator is on constantly and will give me more relief oh i am from the UK also so i get my treatments from the NHS. I have seen the procedure on youtube it looks pretty straight forward.

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