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Nov 13, 2011 - 0 comments
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Back pain

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I had surgery 11/1/2011 to implant a new spinal cord stimulator.  The Dr had to go in and chip away some bone off the spine to put paddle leads in.  These leads hopefully won't slip or migrate like the old ones did.  This was one rough surgery,  rougher than what I was expecting.  My ribs were hurting, and I had three incisions not the usual two.  All in all I think I am doing fairly well almost two weeks out.  Most important the stimulator is working well on my leg pain, not so much on the back pain, but hopefully that can be tweaked some the next time I have it reprogrammed.  Sutures were removed Friday..yay!!

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