HI Great hearing from y'all.
Yes I had several opinions about the stimulator surgery. My Rhumatologist, my pain management dr. and also the surgeon. It's really helping with the PN pain. My pain was growing by leaps and bounds to the point where it was very difficult to go to work each day. So when the pain management dr. suggested I try the trial stimulator for 3-4 days, I thought, what do I have to lose! It's not an easy surgery but I wouldn't trade these stimulators for anything now that I have them! I have the upper and the lower stimulators.
I have a guy friend who has terrible back issues from an accident and from several surgeries that didn't help. So 5 yrs ago he had the stimulator surgery for the back/legs and it's worked great for him! He went back to driving semi and doing great.
I hope you can get something to help you with your pain.....I know how bad it can be! Take care....love hearing from you! Roxie
Originally Posted by kmeb
Havent heard from you in long time! Good to hear that you were able to keep working, and getting IVIG, and that its working.... never heard of anyone getting spinal cord stimulators for PN pain, great to hear that it works.... they are talking about one for me for disk degeneration to get rid of pain from that which is to the point where I can barely sit for more then an hour, and I'm very on the fence about any surgury anywhere near my back - what type of doc did your surgery? Did you get several opinions?