I am waiting for a Spinal Cord Stimulator to be fitted to help kill the
phantom pain I am experiencing in what was my right arm. The specialist who
is fitting it told me there was a 50/50 chance of it working, I saw my GP
today said that things will change whatever happens and the pain will either
reduce or increase.
So is there anyone out there who had a stimulator fitted that didn't help
and how did you feel afterwards?
I have had two spinal cord stimulators and the first one worked for a while
and the second one is still in place. The first one was removed and
replaced with a morphine pump. Even when I had the first stimulator
implaced, I still needed meds, but it did reduce the pain for a while.
Everyone is different and the second stimulator is still managing the pain
it was inplaced for.