Reply To: Spinal Cord Stimulator – SCS Part 14


Hi Woody
There should be no infection whatsoever and if it is infected again you need to phone the emergency number on your implantation card. Without making a drama about it could easily lead to complete paralysis as the infection is free to travel up the lead path and into the spine. Worse still from the spine into the brain.hence terminal.I will not go into detail of spinal infection other than you dont want it. The fact that the scs works is irrelevant and if it has to be removed sobeit. It may be possible to have it doine again in the future. To hang on in hope isnt going to work and move quickly…as in tonight using the neuro emergency line at Oxford. Hope it gets sorted asap.