I had my SCS implant done in May 2019 for a lower back pain. I had extreme success with the trial but now post surgery I'm not having the same success. I've had the medtronic rep do adjustments 3 times now but the relief is no where near what the trial was and now I'm getting even more pain where in my middle and upper back which wasn't there before. The pain is at the site where the paddle was placed in the middle of my back. Tt almost feels like it is pressing on my spine all the time and the muscles around it hurt as well as. I know it takes a while for muscles to heal after surgery but it doesn't seem to improve and I'm 5 months post op at this point. Is anyone else experiencing this or has gone through this? How long did it take for the muscles to actually heal after surgery to where it didn't hurt at the site of the paddle?
I'm also having additional random issues with dizziness, headaches, stiff neck, and muscle fatigue. I'm not sure if that too is caused by the SCS or if there is something else going on in my body. These additional symptoms started about 3 months post surgery and they don't seem to be letting up. I'm not sure if it is the high frequency stimulation causing it or if it is the paddle pressing on something or my body just not liking the SCS inside of me. Has anyone else experienced odd side effects after getting an SCS? I'm not sure if I need to get this thing out of me or wait it out but with the upper back pain and everything else this device doesn't seem worth it at all.