Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS)


Does anyone have any experience of having a SCS procedure, how painful that procedure was in itself, and the recovery time. Also, how it feels to have the implant in - how close to spine is it, can you feel a bump where it is, does it hurt if you press on the stimulator?

Also, how effective you find it - how much does it help compared to tens machine (which don't really help me)? I don't have any sciatic pain, just constant mainly very central low back pain in a specific place just above or over my previous L5/S1 fusion so much so I can't sit upright for more than a few minutes due to the pain (or stand, walk).

Thx if you can help my knowledge in this area as it's been mentioned as a potential future option by the pain clinic.