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Acute and chronic prostatitis discussion. Arnon Krongrad, MD, moderator.
I decided to have a spinal cord stimulator operation for my chronic pain. Its 4 weeks post operation and I am doing well. I certainly have had some pain reduction and sleeping much better at night. Its still early days and whether the benefits last is still a big question. I decided to go this way first before I decdided to have the prostate cut out.
I still have some swelling and my surgeon believes it will take 3 months to 6 months to get the full benefit.
I will keep members of the forum informed of my progress.
Thanks for the update. Please keep us posted as you go.
Others have reported spine-related procedures, including spine fusion and implantation of a pain pump.
It's now nearly 12 months since I had the spinal cord stimulator implanted. I've decreased my methadone from 30mg a day to 10 mg. I still have some residual testicular pain and I'm considering getting some further leads implanted to control this.
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