Hello. I had a Boston Scientific implantable spinal cord stimulator and just 2 weeks ago had that taken out and a St Jude one replaced it. However I am still in pain.
I have always had a very deep ache pain in my legs. Like you get the flu, your body aches, well that times a thousand! That is what I experience in my legs, front and back. I also have nerve pain in the back of my legs into both feet. I have not felt the nerve pain, but my ache pain has gotten so much more worse!!
Is it because the nerve pain overshadowed the ache pain and now that the nerve pain is under control I feel the ache more? The ache is so bad it affects my walking.
I do have permanent nerve damage in both legs. I have failed back syndrome along with a hundred more issues from a very botched spinal fusion in '08.
Also the nerve pain in my feet, especially around the ankles is still severe.
I met with the rep Wednesday, she put me on program 2 which she created there with me. I had so much hope. But now I'm disappointed.
At least with the old stimulator I could feel it and it was like a massage. I'm sure it also had a psychological effect as well.
If anyone can give me guidance I'd appreciate it immensely!!!