New Here for a Boston Scientific SCS


 
Posted by MzMillie (1 posts)
Jan 01, 2018 10:47 PM

Hello All ... after 4 back surgeries in the spring of 2017 and numerous injections between June and December it was determined the SCS is the next step for me. I have constant pain from my lower back down to the back of my knee mostly on my right side. I do experience pain from the pit of my spine that waterfalls to both my cheeks at times and there are times I cannot put weight on my right leg, so I use a cane. I'm not happy everything has resorted to the SCS, because after being in the hospital for 35 days & having 4 surgeries, I had thought the pain would be gone. Well. onward and upward in 2018.

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Posted by Saclark (1 posts)
Jan 18, 2018 12:16 AM

You will love it. The trial went really well for me. I had 75% pain relief. I have had the same symptoms as you lower back pain going down the right side. 1 back surgery a few injections. Nothing helped. My percent SCS will be 1-30-18. The reps. At Boston Scientific are great. I was called daily while I had my trial to tweet my unit. Even on weekends.

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Posted by seanandrew (6 posts)
Apr 30, 2018 2:51 AM

Have you done the trial yet?

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Posted by Jersey (1 posts)
May 01, 2018 12:45 AM

I have just completed the trial period; it did give me more relief than I have had in some time. I decided to go ahead with the permanent implant and am in the process of scheduling.

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Posted by GingerET (1 posts)
May 07, 2018 11:52 AM

All of your 2018 trials seemed to have gone well. I'm going to a SCS (Boston Scientific) info meeting at my pain doctors office tomorrow. I have hope for the first time in years. Also fear. Will I be one of the failures and disappointed or successful and able to LIVE again ? Scary.

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Posted by Gizmosmom (1 posts)
Sep 10, 2018 10:11 AM

I am new here and awaiting approval by insurance for trial. I have had 5 back surgeries and in constant pain. Have been on pain killers for more years than I want to admit. I am 60 years old and no longer have good quality of life. My doctor says I am a good candidate for SCS. I hope you have good results and will be praying for you. I am nervous but ready to see if I can get some relief. I have the same symptoms you described. Let us know how you do. Good luck.

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