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5 spinal surgries; Ibogaine treatment "rid me of 30-years on opioids"... Now what?

What else have you tried besides surgery and meds?

Started by: GoStanPoe 11 Views 2 Replies Last reply: by flygal


Wow! I could've written your post myself! During the 3rd of week of March I went "off-shore" and treated with Ibogaine Hydrochloride. the one-treatment "snapped" my 30-year use (OK, addiction!) wit...

Started by: JosephCross 16 Views 3 Replies Last reply: by GoStanPoe

Hello From Illinois

I am so excited for you. After my implant 11 years ago the first thing I started was walking then running. It was so freeing!! Is it possible that the thoracic pain is from stimulation from ...

Started by: RayB 6 Views 2 Replies Last reply: by flygal

Concerned about harm from leads

I can only tell you my experience. I also am an older woman (68yo); I have had my SCS for 11 years now due to spinal cord injury causing up to 10/10 pain requiring heavy doses of n...

Started by: NaomiRaymond 10 Views 2 Replies Last reply: by flygal

Life After SCS Implant

Congrats on your successful implant. I have had mine for 11 years now, and have become more active. I do take over the counter med if I overdo my activity and icing area doesn't do it. I t...

Started by: TracyJ 19 Views 2 Replies Last reply: by flygal

Questions on connectors

I had the Spectra device implanted in March of this year. Was wondering if anyone else that has a SCS has had any problems with the connectors that are implanted. After charging, I have a terrible pai...

Started by: cjozwiak 4 Views 1 Replies Last reply: by cjozwiak

Living with Chronic Back Pain

One nice thing about the stimulator is you get to try it first to see if you like it. If it works for you during the trial, great. If it doesn't work for you, then you know that before getting the per...

Started by: neil5702 9 Views 2 Replies Last reply: by flygal

Pain and depression

I think MMI is only for workers comp claims. The higher the number, the more weeks you get paid (I think). If you get a lower score then other benefits are less as well. Do not remember al...

Started by: paulae12 22 Views 8 Replies Last reply: by flygal

Pain chronic

I suggest telling your story here, read the forums that address similar issues as yours, and asking any questions you have.

Started by: Carrie 7 Views 2 Replies Last reply: by flygal

New to site

Hi I'm new to this site. I'm 65 and I've had chronic back pain since I was 13. I had an accident on a horse at that time and was drug for about five acres. They were concerned about my knee being twis...

Started by: SallyB 4 Views 1 Replies Last reply: by SallyB
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