Hi there good evening to everyone, can anyone advise me on how and where I can find a hospital in the UK which would hopefully give me a trial for a spinal cord stimulator on the nhs, in so much pain for over a year now, has totally affected my life in every way possible, I was so independent, now I have to rely on benefits and family for so much support
Neuropathy pain and hoping for a spinal cord ... - Pain Concern
Pain Management Centre,
Ground floor, Gassiot House,
St Thomas’ Hospital,
Westminster Bridge Road,
London SE1 7EH
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No I haven't had the procedure but many members have including a close friend of mine. Mixed results..
St Tommy's takes people from all over the country. It has an excellent pain management clinic too.
Have you had any referral to a pain clinic?
Either speak with your GP or contact hospital direct. They will tell you what you need to do.
I'm so sorry you are in so much pain. I have pain 24/7 due to many conditions, had to take ill health retirement June 2018. I'm sorry I don't know of a hospital who does this on the NHS but I'm sure there will be someone along to help you. Take care Lynne
Hi I have had a pain specialist for over 10years and he persuaded me to go for it. I had it done as a day case. I would say that I am getting used to it still. I had one that you can still have an MRI. I carry a card to say it is MRI compatible. It is a Boston Scientific one. Any questions do ask me and if I know the answer I will share it with you. I have been able to cut down on my medication. I don’t have to rely on morphine as often now. I change the programme etc.
Hey I'm about to schedule my scs trial. Honestly, I have no idea which device to use. Most insurance s need you to have two injections and nerve ablations on both sides of your lower back. If you really want the trial you have to say after each procedure that you had significant relief. I did but not for long. Medicare is my primary, usually it's six weeks between each procedure. Then you see a psychiatrist to make sure you understand the risks and your not mentally ill, so even if your really depressed put on a mask. Then tell them you understand the risks such as infe tion and scs not even working. Good luck