I just had my sbs reput back in a month ago. The first time my back surgeon put it in it only lasted less then a month and it was not helping at all. He finally took the special X-ray in his office. The lead on the left of my spine had bent all the way over like a Y but even further. The pain management doctor who did the trial on me told the back surgeon I needed paddles in to hold it in place. I went in to the first surgery thinking that is what he was doing. Just as I'm coming out of recovery he tells me he decided not to do that. Well I'm still druggy from surgery so I didn't say anything. Now after second surgery he used longer leads and used the paddles which anchors them down so there not suppose to move. Problem now when I use the stimulator for my lower back I'm getting really bad cramping in all my ribs. Not sure what to do. I think my doctor is a quack. Any advice would help. Thank you so much.View Thread
Thank you so much Tim for writing me back. I'm going to get a copy of my spine X-ray because I have so many screws and plates in there even the X-ray techs can't believe it. Then I will study the spine so I can go to my next appt. prepared and see what the doctors reaction is. Good luck to you and thanks again, CherylView Thread
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