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Has anyone had the Stimwave spine stimulator installed?
Hello @ws4k, welcome to Connect. Although members have not talked about this spine stimulator in particular, we do have a lot of members who have talked about having a stimulator implanted. I would like to invite @cbrackle, @bekie, @scruffy1, @bonnieh218, @nebma, to share their experiences with varying spinal cord stimulators. @ws4k, you could also read through this discussion to see what people have written about different nerve stimulators, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/has-anybody-had-an-implantable-neurostimulator-for-chronic-pain/.
@ws4k, did you do the research with your medical provider, or was this on your own? Is there a particular device that was recommended?
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The holidays slowed my response.
Fall of 2012 I was severely injured making a felony arrest. I needed immediate surgery but workers comp wasn't interested. 15 months later, I lost the use of my left leg completely. I couldnt drive and had to use a Walker. I sold my house so I could have surgery. I had L4, L5, and S1 fused, a rod installed, and screwed together.
I regained leg use and am able to drive again. My physical activity has been cut back to almost none. Anything I do sends pain levels sky high. epidurals haven't worked. Several different kinds of therapy has helped but not cured the pain. My doctor suggested a spinal stimulator and gave five brochures to review. The Stim Wave was one of the five. I had found it in my own research as well.it interests be because of the new technology.
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