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Implantable neurostimulator for chronic pain

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In August 2017, I had a Nevro neurostimulator implanted in my back above the beltline because I had chronic, sometimes debilitating back pain for almost 30 years. In the mornings, I walked like I was somewhere in the middle of the evolutionary chart. I needed heat every morning and ice during the other parts of, the day as well as opioids. Coupled with chiropractic care to keep the last 5 bones in my back in alignment, I have ZERO pain. I charge the battery by induction and it takes about 20-30 minutes a day, usually while watching the TV or reading. Two months after the implant surgery I went on a golf trip with friends and played 3-18-hole rounds in 3 days, and I was pain free. I am due for an MRI (not for my back) on Monday and have been cleared to get one.

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So glad that the stimulator is working for you. I had one implanted in 2013 and removed in 2016 because it wasn't doing me any good. They have been improved since I had it. All people are not the same, what works for one doesn't mean it will work for all. I envy you. I am considering the drug Delivery Pump. So far nothing has worked. You give encouragement to others.

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