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I am a 24 year old woman who has been battling chronic back and neck pain for the past six years. I am writing this blog to help others and to educate others about Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation (PNFS) which is a new application for Neuromodulation technology that treats pain. My trial PNFS implant is scheduled for Monday, July 6th, 2009 and the final surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, July 21st, 2009. I will be documenting my journey through the process. _____________________________________

Monday, June 29, 2009

* The accident

I want to start out by sharing some of my medical history and explain how I got where I am today.

When I was 19 years old a reckless driver ran through red light and left me head on in his path. I suffered from severe whiplash and later discovered I had fractured several vertebrae. The doctors told me that in a few months the pain would subside.. they were wrong.

It first felt like a very stiff neck. I followed the Doctor's orders and wore the soft neck brace and took my muscle relaxers for a month. After the neck brace came off I was still in severe pain. I began complaining constantly, and it wasn't until my roommate brought it to my attention that I realized this was a serious problem that was not going away. The muscle spasms in between my shoulder blades were relentless. I had never experienced anything like it.

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