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Stim wave procedure for chronic abdominal pain

Chronic Pain | Last Active: Mar 2, 2020 | Replies (12)

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@quark My Nevro HF10 is also MRI compatible but that's not as simple as it sounds. First I must have my 16 electrodes tested for electrical resistance. That requires a short test with the Nevro rep (when she's in town). Then she certifies that I'm OK for an MRI. But, neither the local hospital system nor local imaging centers will give me an MRI if I have an SCS, so I have to travel 1 hr. north to one that will, in Savannah. There I present my certificate and turn off my SCS before entering the room with the MRI. After that, it's business as usual. It's not the product that's the problem but the knowledge of SCSs by the people running the centers.

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@scruffy1 My scs from St. Jude (now owned by Abbott) was supposed to be MRI compatible, but it wasn't for a couple of years. They finally got the update online last year which makes my scs MRI compatible. I had 2 MRIs on hold, so I had them both done a week after the update was programmed to my device. After the second one I forgot to turn the scs back on until 3 weeks later.

Jim

Scuffy 1. Thanx for the heads up, and will keep that in mind if I need a MRI, and will be going for the trial April 10. Mine won't be a spinal cord stimulator, but uses similar technology, I think, They always make it sound easier than it is.