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Trial lead placement - failure

anyone ever heard of this? My PM doc and tech are both stumped. Left side leads placed ok. Could not get right leads to move in place past T8. This is side of all my pain. Said the ligaments were so tight and space was so small that it couldn't be placed. Went home totally disappointed. 


  •  I've heard of that happening before. My PM doc said he had trouble threading the leads up there because of scar tissue. I found that strange since all I had done to the thoracic spine was a pump catheter placed there. MRI showed there's also central canal stenosis, DDD, and disc bulges. Did the doctor give you more options or does he want to try again?
    Ol' Spiney..Micro-D L4-L5, TLIF L4-S1 -post op central HNP L4-S1,stenosis, retrolisthesis, EF, facet arthropathy, lumbar& cervical DDD. FBSS- Medtronic pain pump & SCS
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,241
    hello kshart!
    i was wondering where you and your doctor have gone from here?
    is there anything else that has brought you relief? or maybe a different device from different manufacturer?

    i have no answers or suggestions, just wondering how you are doing!

    please click on links for helpful information!
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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