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Need advice on getting a spine stimulator implant
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Hello all
Have not been on for quite a while, sorry. I tried going to a new pain management doctor here in NY. Nobody seems to want to dispense pain meds, especially to new patients. He was quick to tell me he could give me a spinal cord stimulator. I asked my neurologist and he said it may not be a bad idea.
I am going back to my current PM to see what he thinks of it and why he hasn't suggested it in the past. will also check with my surgeon about this
I was injured back in 2005 and have had 2 cervical spine operations. first in 2007 with C5-7 fused and then in 2009 with C4-5 joining the party. I also have a herniated disc above at C3-4 that has progressed over the past year.
Suffer from severe neck, shoulder, upper back pain constantly. you name it and I've tried it.
Been on almost every kind of med and currently taking 5-325 perc 4 times a day (has been that dose for years), Zanaflex (muscle relaxer) and ibuprofen. Was taking Lyrica, Cymbalta, Mobic, etc, etc
So with my doc not wanting to increase my pain meds is the stimulator a good option? What percentage find relief?

Thanks
Take Care and Be Well
Tom
 
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Need advice on getting a spine stimulator implant - tpm - 07-28-2014, 03:49 PM

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