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ahendrix Anxiously awaiting scs

Wishing you the best! Please keep us posted as you race against your pain! Best wishes- Justin Minyard

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Trial and Sedation

During my trial, I was given 'light sedation' administered via IV. The medication essentially put me into a kind of la la land and I don't remember anything from the procedure. My physician explained ...

Started by: asheryl 47 Views 6 Replies Last reply: by jminyard

Gluteal pain when sitting

Pain in gluteal area when sitting for past 25 years. Have received every imaginable treatment, including ph ysical therapy and various injections in the "gluteal region." No help to relieve pain when...

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all options

See my previous post to you on another thread. Problem with this type of pain is, there are a lot of untested "treatments" out there, and there are many "health care providers" who will try to sell th...

Started by: sfarm3300 15 Views 2 Replies Last reply: by flygal


incomplete list of alternatives to SCS:
Pain meds, physical therapy (including massage, heat, ice, TENS), steroid injections, radio frequency ablation, surgery
different people h...

Started by: Dolly 45 Views 7 Replies Last reply: by flygal

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to say Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all my friends out there. May the New Year find new ways to improve our painful lives and allow us to do just a little more than we can do toda...

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New candidate for SCS

BLT is just temporary (check with your surgeon what his time frame is, usually 8-12 weeks) until the leads scar in and are thus much less likely to move, changing your stimulation coverag...

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Going through the inital process.

Has your pain Doctor talked to you about the trial? Ask them how soon it can be done. Anticipate you will need to do a psych evaluation before, but just be honest and don't stress for it. ...

Started by: Kleen 31 Views 2 Replies Last reply: by flygal


Wondering if you like the Boston transmitter

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New To SCS

Different doctors do it different ways; I was under conscious sedation until they got it where they thought was the right spot, then lightened me up and turned it on. Once in the right spot they taped...

Started by: kaylecreations 45 Views 4 Replies Last reply: by flygal
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Absolutely amazing. After getting the trial, the first thing we did was take a walk...

Sara W., Chronic Pain

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