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mamabear62 (@mamabear62)

Anyone had Spinal stimulator removed? Replaced?

Spine Health | Last Active: Mar 29 2:22pm | Replies (23)

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I had a Burst DR spinal cord stimulator implant in June of 2015, which worked great for the first 2 years. During the 3rd and 4th years, I had to have the amplitude adjusted every three months. This past year, year 5, it's been doing less and less, so by now it's doing nothing. On Friday I have an appointment with the neurospecialist to discuss a dorsal root ganglion stimulator implant. If I decide to do it, I'll have the SCS removed. From what I've heard, removing a stimulator is a minor surgery.

Could you tell me why you have chosen the hf10? I don't know anything about it, but I'm going to look at the links Colleen mentioned.

@colleenyoung – KateC's son has had both the scs and the drg implants. Perhaps she would be willing to share their story.

Jim

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Thanks for the tip @jimhd. @katec, might you have some thoughts about removing stimulator leads or replacing one stimulator for another?