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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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Thanks mamabear62, could you share with us where you son's pain is located? Mine is in the toes of my foot from 2 prior surgeries. I had the Medtronic traditional SCS implanted last year it only gave me slight relief and I had a little back pain, so I had it removed on August 2nd. I'm told by my new doctor that the DRG which is made by Abbott is much better for targeting pain the the feet. I'm considering the trial for that. The trial I had from Medtronic was only for 5 days but because of all the tape, it was very painful. I guess the trial for DRG will be painful where the leads all placed and taped in.

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My son’s pain is on the bottoms of both feet excluding his toes. His pain dr that did the DRG trial said that these stimulators seem to have a better track record with CRPS ( chronic regional pain syndrome) and wasn’t too hopeful that it was going to help my son’s pain. He was right, after having the trial DRG for 5 days he didn’t see any pain relief no matter how much they tinkered with the settings. And yes, there was a LOT of tape which was irritating to his skin and hard to deal with but was told if he was to get a permanent one that wouldn’t be an issue. Hope this helps!’ Such a terrible condition to have

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