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Spinal Cord Stimulator

Stuntman1965Stuntman1965 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited December 2020 in Disabled people
Hi,
I have been reading that some of you are possibly waiting for a Spinal Cord Stimulator, and as yet don't know of anyone who has one fitted,well hope  I can help as I had one fitted in October 2020 just 9 weeks ago

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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome I am sure other members will be interested in your experience 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,292 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Stuntman1965 - & welcome to the community. Thank you for joining & offering to share your personal experience with a Spinal Cord Stimulator. How have you found it? Has it helped reduce your chronic pain? I know it's comparatively early days, but hope it's working well for you. Have you found any negatives? May I ask what condition you have, if that's OK? Again, thank you for sharing, & I look forward to hearing more from you. :)
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,204 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Stuntman1965 good evening and welcome to scope, hope you had the best possible Christmas (all things considered).
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Stuntman1965 :) Thanks for offering to share your experience of Spinal Cord Stimulators. How have you found it so far? 
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  • Stuntman1965Stuntman1965 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi everyone , Yes I has a stimulator fitted middle of October 19 after suffering a broken neck back in 2009 from a workplace accident,then 2 failed operations having a neck fusion & titanium cage fitted. Let me be honest with you getting a spinal cord stimulator fitted is not straight forward, you have to go through a lengthy process of assessments before it happens, then depending which you have (I had the Abbott system) you have a trial initially to see if it helps before going onto the real thing.
    When you do have the operation be prepared for a lot of pain & discomfort for around 6 to 8 weeks as a minimum could even be longer, I still have a lot of discomfort 11 weeks on from the op & it does stick out of your body if like me you are of slim builds.
    I might have scared some of you but i'm just being truthful, it is worth all the hassle in the long run. Any questions i'm only to happy to help if I can 

    Dave
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