Thread: Nevro senza
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:18 AM
BumpyRide BumpyRide is offline
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Welcome, I'm still a newbie here but have found a lot of support through my journey so far. Hopefully you will come to feel the same way too!

I'm almost at 5 weeks post implant of the Nevro Senza. My Nevro rep and specialist have told me my case is not normal, so please take my experience with a grain of salt!

In terms of pain the sensation on the surface of the battery site and surrounding area it is still numb and has been like this from a couple of days post op. In terms of nerve/internal pain, I get pain from the centre of my back out across to my hip that feels like a ripping sensation, I have been able to recognise that this occurs when my battery is moved slightly in the pocket due to positional changes like sitting or lying; my specialist has checked this movement and is not concerned. This pain was eased with the introduction of Lyrica, and once I was up to 300mg per day and some re-programming to reduce the output on all 3 of my programs. I have however started to ramp the Lyrica down and things are flaring again.

I'm sure your doctor has stressed the importance of keeping an eye out for any sign of infection such as redness, swelling, fever etc as if you suspect this may be the case contact your doctor straight away. My understanding is that infection can progress very quickly and can jeopardise your implant.

Hopefully things start to settle for you soon!
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