Neuropathy | Last Active: Jan 5, 2020 | Replies (60)
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I first received a Boston Scientific trial SCS and it worked great! Then I was made aware that the permanent one required that the battery be surgically implanted into the area above my left butt/hip. That bothered me immensely. I then pursued the SCS made by Stimwave
because it did not require battery implant. The battery was part of the user controlled hand-remote controller that helps control the pain.
And it would require only one simple outpatient procedure—so I did that trial too. That 4 day trial was not enough time for me to decide so I went on to get the permanent Stimwave SCS, As of now, I think I made a good choice. Although I personally found the Boston Sci.was superior in stopping my right foot nerve pain, it was much easier to "install". And it works somewhat differently. It also has to be adjusted by trial and error (programmed), after it is permanently put in. I can wear it on my belt—-it is discreet looking and batteries need to be swapped every 10 hrs. It uses high-frequency waves to communicate to the spinal "wire-film" within. I think it will work better, but it's only been 9 days.