Hi everyone! I need advice, bc right now I don't know what to do! I have my SCS since April 2019. 2 days ago, February 20th, I had pacemaker battery replacement surgery. Suddenly today I developed really strange pain in my lower back, worse then usually, needles like pain in my stomach area and the worse pain in my legs. I can't stay in bed, sit or walk, pain doesn't go away despite pain meds. I decided to check SCS remote and noticed it isn't working. Despite Saturday night, I called St.Jude rep. They checked the system and told me that most likely during pacemaker surgery, in a hospital , they didn't put my SCS system on OFF mode and my SCS was damaged. It's a weekend, they have to find a rep in my area, if any, and to get all checked better. I am very upset, does it mean that now I will have to go through another surgery to remove SCS? How could they be so irresponsible at the hospital? My pain, nerve pain as well is 20 out of 10. I had few big spinal surgeries, fused from T- 2 to S-1, hardware, rods, screws, cage. Left with Arachnoidities, tons of nerve pain, chronic spinal pain. And now this. Please, advice...I need any info .
Thank you in advance,