Pain ManagementPosted: November 6, 2020
Okay, so I told you that in January I got a neurostimulator implant, by March the leads had moved to ineffectiveness, and in June I had it removed because the battery pack was causing pain.
Does that sound like something you’d want to do again?
Seriously though, when I did the trial a year ago, and we found that magic spot where my pain was almost completely gone—thinking about that makes it all seem worth a shot. I just don’t know.
Pros: possibly pain relief
When I put it like that, well, it doesn’t seem worthwhile at all. Obviously there are no guarantees; there are never guarantees. The cons list is so much longer:
- Possibly no relief
- Increased pain
I’m waiting in the exam room now. I made a diagram of where my pain and numbness are and where it feels different. Wish me luck.