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Charles Wilson replied to Charles Wilson's discussion Spinal cord stimulator operation in the group Treatment
"Dear All, 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…"
Apr 22, 2013
Arnon Krongrad, MD replied to Charles Wilson's discussion Spinal cord stimulator operation in the group Treatment
"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."
Apr 28, 2012
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Spinal cord stimulator operation

Dear All, 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…See More
Apr 28, 2012
Charles Wilson replied to John Waller's discussion Acupuncture for prostatitis treatment in the group Treatment
"Dear John, I tried it with several therapists and had over 100 needles at one time but it made no significant difference for me. REgards Charles"
Feb 1, 2012
Arnon Krongrad, MD replied to Charles Wilson's discussion Spinal Cord Stimulation in the group Treatment
"The National Library of Medicine has a total of two articles related to "spinal cord stimulator" + "prostatitis." (click here) Neither provides a measure of the effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation on the symptoms of…"
Dec 22, 2011
Charles Wilson replied to Charles Wilson's discussion Spinal Cord Simulation in the group Treatment
"Dear Dr Krongrad,   There are actually some interesting articles on the subject on the net.  One interesting article is called "Sacral neurodulation for chronic pain conditions"  by Claudio A Feler , Louis Whitworth it…"
Dec 22, 2011
Arnon Krongrad, MD replied to Charles Wilson's discussion Spinal Cord Simulation in the group Treatment
"I'm aware of patients who've had spine surgery and pain pumps. Not sure I've heard of anyone with a spinal cord stimulator for prostatitis."
Dec 22, 2011
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I had a TURP when I was 30 and from then on the symptoms started.  I had constant bladder infections and for the last ten years I have had pretty constant chronic prostatitis.  I have been on methadone and now on hydromorphone for the pain.  I have tried botox injected into the pelvis twice.  The first time it reduced my symptoms by a third the second time a month ago it only stirred up my symptoms perhaps its still to early to know.It's been suggested I try spinal chord stimulation.  I…See More
Dec 22, 2011
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Conventional, Alternative ... there are all kinds of treatment options for prostatitis. Which ones are new? Which ones are best?See More
Dec 21, 2011
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"Welcome. Have a look around. Many of the other members have had what you are describing (one example)."
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If you have been diagnosed with prostatitis, please tell us your story: age, duration of symptoms, treatments, results, and the like.
For the last ten years I have had the condition. For the last three years it has been treated with strong opiods fistly methadone and now hydromorophone. Had a number of procedures including (TUNA) trigger point injections, botox in the pelvis. Currently considering spinal cord stimulation.

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At 6:03pm on December 21, 2011, Arnon Krongrad, MD said…

Welcome. Have a look around. Many of the other members have had what you are describing (one example).

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