Spinal cord stimulator leads break on removal. Any others with this?
I recently had my Axium DRG stimulator removed , as it wasn’t helping me anymore . The leads broke off so now I have 2 leads retained next to my DRG. I want to know if anyone has experienced this and in particular what they have been told about having MRIs in the future .
It was put in in 2015 and I got 8 mths of effective relief after it was put in . It was bliss and I started a new life , but then it just slowly stopped working and my life fell apart. I have a very nasty neuralgia of the skin next to my knee after ACL surgery in 2011. I am a 62 yr old male. It is severe and I am living the typical downward trajectory of severe chronic neuropathic pain sufferers with pain that cannot be relieved despite countless physical and psychological approaches over 10 years. My immediate family is the only reason I keep going . Went down the typical route , loss of job ,career , active outdoor and sporting life …kept things going for a while , but eventually friends drifted away , isolation increased , depression and now this .
I would love to hear if anybody has experienced this problem.