Hello, I have 2 SCS OF ST Jude1 in back for legs and feet and one cervical at 4-5 for arms and hands . Both for CRPS. Legs in 2008 arms in 2010. Johns Hopkins. 80% relief until just recently with both. Problems with implanted stim and battery in buttocks for legs . Eon mini now. Original battery for legs was older eon and was was replaced with smaller mini the same as the cervical battery in 2011 and both were fine until a year later the new mini eon for legs failed and was replaced. In October of 2012. Since then I have had horrible pain around the battery area and across my lower back and groin and down my legs. The system is failing! Surgeon says it is CRPS pain but I cannot live with this level of pain again! I had it under control . My pain doctor and and expert on the disease says the pain is MECHANICAL and is related to the location of the implant and the 5 year old excess wiring of the older system interfering with the new battery! He will speak with the St Jude people! BY ALL MEANS YOU SHOULD PROCEED WITH THE SCS IMPLANT IF YOU GET RELIEF FROM THE TRIAL. Do not be distressed if you do not get full relief or do not have full control. It is only a wire and it does slip and move. Play with the controls, don't just leave it on one setting. Peter Cooper. 443-994-9350. Any time. Annapolis MDView Thread
Yeah me too they put in a mini after I had a perfectly good larger unit for my legs in lumbar. It stopped after a year and was replaced and has since caused more pain than ever and also has broken wires which St. Jude rep denied but my pain doc confirms . He now has me turned off and on pills to give rest then will replace total system . I too have a fully functional cervical system Contact me direct. Beaker21146@gmail.com This CRPS pain is incredibleView Thread
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