I am supposed to be getting a spinal cord stimulator implanted in a few weeks to help get rid of my vulvadynia pain from nerve damage. Has anybody else had one of these implanted? How'd it go?
I was offered the stimmulator but declined it as it had too many hold backs. I like to swim and do areobics kick box and the doc told me it could slip. I should have tried it. They said that I would have a temp one inplanted and if it worked then I would have the permanent one put in. I recently had surgery and the guy in the recovery room next to me had a stimmulator implanted and said that he loved it and he did not have to cut back on any of his normal daily activities. So I think based on that I would try it if my meds stopped working. I hope this helped. it is a hard decision but you can always have it taken out if it is not for you. Good Luck and God bless. when you do it would you let me know how it went. I would really be interested Barb
Just had spinal cord stimulation implanted not to scare you but you will be in pain for a couple of weeks so make sure you still have your pain medication.It has helped not what I thought it would do but it takes the edge off the nerve and leg pain.hope you have better success.
I've had mine for about 8 yrs now. I've been happy with them I have full body RSD. I have one inplant on my right side just under rib cage, and the other is on might left hip the back side of it. I can say I would rather have had the one of my right side, put on my my hip than under the rib cage, it gets in the way there occasionally. I never have any trouble with the one on my hip.
I keep my stinulator aon very low, and it helps. I don't like that consttant buzz all the time, just the low feeling is better for me. some days I turn it off all together, and have had it off for some months now, as I don't feel like I need it as much. I am better. I have also come down off some of the drugs I used to be on, and feel better for that also.
Hope you get relief. Just remember don't have it put on the front of you, have it put on your hip area, and you won't even feel like it's there. I'm not a skinny gal, so maybe that could make a difference. I'm not real fat, just not skinny, if you know what I mean. Hope this helps.
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