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Implantable neurostimulator for chronic pain

Spine Health | Last Active: Aug 7 9:35am | Replies (329)

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Yes, you should know more! The low frequency stimulators like Boston Sci. don't need to be charged often but I was told I would always feel a tingling. With a high-frequency one, like Nevro, you have to charge it every day or two but you feel nothing. The newest one that was approved in Jan. '18 is smaller than what I have. There are 6 or 7 makers of this type of equipment. You should be making an educated decision. PLEASE review the websites of them all and talk to people that don't have a stake in what you're buying. You also need to know about who's doing the implant and if it's leads or paddles. Paddles require a laminectomy, more painful and longer recoup. time. Also, I was told that, with leads, you can have an MRI but not with paddles. In fact, I'm having one on Monday. I'm no expert so do your homework!

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Today, I went 90 miles to Savannah to get see an expert in imagining for people who have implanted devices. It was 100% successful. In fact, I had to sign an agreement that I will get a post-MRI impedance test (takes about 2 minutes) to compare with the pre-MRI one. This is for a hip problem that steroid injections won't help nor PRP, and x-rays and CT-Scan can't diagnose. I hope to get a definitive diagnosis and get it fixed so I can get on with an active life. Consider how important an MRI is to diagnose problems before you make a decision on how your implant's leads are done.

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