Spinal Cord Stimulation

Posted by billweigle @billweigle, Feb 8, 2019

Does anyone have experience they could share with spinal cord stimulation (SRS) for either lower back pain on both sides or post herpetic neuralgia (PHN) from shingles in the lower right side and back. I have had both pains for nearly two years and am doing a seven-day trial with a Boston Scientific SRS unit.

hi @billweigle and welcome to Connect! Having that pain for so long must be frustrating, but it is great that you were able to get into a seven-day trial for something that could possibly help your pain!

I wanted to introduce you to fellow Connect member @peggyella in hopes she can provide some support for you as you start this trial.

Back to you @billweigle, how has the pain affected your daily life?

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Hi Bill, my name is Sean, I have a spinal cord stimulator fittted since October 2012, its been a great success for me so far, message me if you need further feed back

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would like to know more details about your situation. My doc is recommending a boston scientific stimulator for my cervical area where I have significant arthritis and daily pain for the past 18 months despite numerous injections, ablation etc

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@yogi7593

would like to know more details about your situation. My doc is recommending a boston scientific stimulator for my cervical area where I have significant arthritis and daily pain for the past 18 months despite numerous injections, ablation etc

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@seanivor

Hi Bill, my name is Sean, I have a spinal cord stimulator fittted since October 2012, its been a great success for me so far, message me if you need further feed back

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Hello Sean

would like to know more details about your situation. My doc is recommending a boston scientific stimulator for my cervical area where I have significant arthritis and daily pain for the past 18 months despite numerous injections, ablation etc

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Does anyone have any recent experience with a spinal cord stimulator procedure?

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@yogi7593

Hello Sean

would like to know more details about your situation. My doc is recommending a boston scientific stimulator for my cervical area where I have significant arthritis and daily pain for the past 18 months despite numerous injections, ablation etc

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@yogi7593 since @seanivor hasn't joined yet, I wanted to help connect you with another member, @barbbie who has shared some about the Boston Scientific spinal cord stimulator and may be able to offer some information for you as you consider it.

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I am also looking into a Boston Scientific spine stimulator. The company rep claims that it has many more features than the others. Anybody have any good or bad experiences?

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It did not help me at all.

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@judithelaine

It did not help me at all.

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Can you share what kind of pain you are experiencing and what may have caused it? Also, what Boston Scientific model did you use?

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