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Posted in: Chronic pain, and Pain management.

Spinal Cord Stimulator does it work???

Started by danjb108 on 11/27/2018 11:52pm

I had a scs trial in 2011. Did nothing for the pain. Now in 2018 it is being suggensted again on the premise they have improved significantly in the last 7 years. I am in a pain clinic every month and the physicians tell me it is there responsibiity to look for non opiod alternatives to my pain management. I have had 2 failed back surgeries. bad atheltic knees of which I had a total relacement on one and refused the other until the bew knee felt better than the other bone on bone bad one. Hasn't happened. So with the surgerys , arithritis, bone on bone knee, chornic jpain, bone spurs lots of scar tissue and approaching 70 years old I am searching out aternatives to the daily pain pills. I am dependent on them but they do block my chronic pain signals and allow me to walk and do many normal things i couldn't do without them. If the SCS trial is a success how do I deal with the dependency. The medical professsion touts a 85% success rate while with scs while I didn;t hard to find a 15% success rate with those who tried the premanent one. I need to hear success stories on this forum for pain reductions and reduced dependency with the scs. any other info or alternative is welcomed. Whoever said there were the golden years was full of it. Thank you in advance. Dan from the mountains..

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Hi, Dan--thanks for your question about spinal cord stimulation. While we aren't medical professionals and can't answer all of your questions, we want to share some recently published resources about SCS that we hope you're find useful as you weigh whether to pursue this treatment: ( Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain: What You Need to Know )

The link above will connect you to other new articles about SCS as well. Our best advice before trying SCS or any treatment is to ask your doctor as many questions about it as possible.

We hope this information helps and we wish you nothing but success if you pursue SCS!