pain stimulator does it work or mot


 
Posted by dlh1454 (2 posts)
Feb 28, 2017 10:04 AM

I cant find a good pain management doctor for chronic pain in Atlanta

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Posted by dlh1454 (2 posts)
Feb 28, 2017 10:05 AM

Please help

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Posted by flygal (479 posts)
Mar 01, 2017 9:48 PM

Dlh
To find pain management doctor in Atlanta, click on the "Find Help" button on top of page.
Does it work? I can only outline my experience: spinal cord injury 1999, developed chronic unremitting pain requiring heavy narcotics with lots of breakthrough pain. Went through the injections without improvement, just numb leg for a few days.
Had stim trial; not overwhelming but did notice I was not requiring as many meds for breakthrough pain. Not crying at work due to breakthrough pain.
Had perm implanted 10 years ago with 3 items on bucket list: be able to walk longer, get my private pilot license back, go snowboarding.
It took a couple of years to get off all meds, and pass FAA flight to get my pilot license back
Through lots of work, starting walking, then running (my legs would rather run than walk) I was able to run a 5K, then train and complete a sprint triathlon (swimming, biking, running) without using my cane. (My training for 5K included being a bike medic for marathons, which entailed riding my bike along the marathon route to monitor for and help any runners that become ill or injured.)
After I finished my triathlon my husband took me snowboarding; I cried after my first day, realizing dreams really do come true, thanks to my SCS. (See my profile picture)
As well, I have travelled internationally on business.
I cannot tell you if the SCS will work for you, but I wish you the best of luck, and a fraction of the improvement I have had in my life since my implant
Flygal

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Posted by jojagirl (1 posts)
Apr 27, 2017 9:17 PM

Pain Consultants of Atlanta I've been going to this group for over 2 years. I live South so I see Dr. Ghandi and his P.A.'s are amazing as well. Dr. Duralde is the main doctor for this group. Hope this helps

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Posted by Zook (2 posts)
Feb 24, 2018 12:30 AM

Has anyone had this implant that has both cervical and lumbar pain? I see the application to relieve pain in the lower back and legs, but nothing for cervical. I had a C-3 to C-7 fusion that has created more pain than prior to the surgery. But, also have pain at F-5 for a less than successful discectomy. Thanks!

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Posted by flygal (479 posts)
Feb 24, 2018 4:10 AM

Zook
I suggest you call an ambassador; when you call or fill out form to set up you can request to speak with one with c-spine stimulator. If you are looking at Boston Scientific go to ControlYourPain.com and there is a form to fill out and phone number to call.
flygal

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