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tinaann
tinaann Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi my name is Tina and I am new on here

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  • tinaann
    tinaann Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I suffer with lower back pain in which I have a spinal cord stimulator for but also have a serveir form of arthritis, so I was wondering if it is worth keeping the stimulator in as that does not take away the Arthritic pain away. Am feeling really tearful and low at the moment. HELP
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @tinaann welcome to the community, I have moved your post to the chronic pain category where I hope others will be able to help.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @tinaann how are you getting on? Do you see a specialised pain clinic?
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 Disability Gamechanger
    I found this info about Spinal Cord Stimulators that may be useful?
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • dogfather
    dogfather Member Posts: 61 Connected
    Hi I have a Medtronic stimulator fitted for Chronic pain of the perinium.  The device has had some success however it isn't as great as I hoped for. I still use my device 24x7. 

    Re your situation could you not go back to the pain management people to see if they could adjust the leads / level of stimulation in an effort to reduce the arthritic pain as well as your back pain? It has to be worth a shout unless you already tried this. 

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