spinal cord stimulator and RLS

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spinal cord stimulator and RLS

Postby jeanneb » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:34 pm

Does anyone have any experience with a spinal cord stimulator for their restless legs? Would appreciate any comments from anyone that has had a spinal cord stimulator implanted for back pain, and/or spinal stenosis, and/or pinched nerves. Did you see a change in your restless legs after having the stimulator implanted?

Thank you for any comments.

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Re: spinal cord stimulator and RLS

Postby ViewsAskew » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:32 am

It hadn't come up here very often. I hope someone has some information for you.
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Re: spinal cord stimulator and RLS

Postby badnights » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:09 am

I've heard of people getting deep-brain stimulators (for Parkinsons, and it seems to help co-existing WED/RLS) but I am not aware of any research on spinal stimulators. I'd be interested in hearing anything more you might discover about it.
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Re: spinal cord stimulator and RLS

Postby Rustsmith » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:08 pm

There is currently a clinical trial being conducted in Iowa to look at this topic.

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03539081?recrs=ad&cond=Restless+Legs+Syndrome&cntry=US&rank=6
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Re: spinal cord stimulator and RLS

Postby badnights » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:20 am

I wrote: I am not aware of any research on spinal stimulators.


holland wrote: Here are some search results on this topic:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4749&p=86210&hilit=spinal+cord+implant#p86210


Only 3 years have passed and I had no recollection of that post I made. :(
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Re: spinal cord stimulator and RLS

Postby ViewsAskew » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:05 pm

badnights wrote:
I wrote: I am not aware of any research on spinal stimulators.


holland wrote: Here are some search results on this topic:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4749&p=86210&hilit=spinal+cord+implant#p86210


Only 3 years have passed and I had no recollection of that post I made. :(


I have NO recollection of MOST posts I make any longer...especially if they occur in the evening after I took medication!
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