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Implantable neurostimulator for chronic pain

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@jwhite59

My bad. It was Boston Scientific. The trial was one type device the implant was another, paddles. I had high hopes for it helping me but was very disappointed. I have scoliosis so that might have been a factor. I’m new here on the forum, so, “hello everyone”.

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Hi @jwhite59
In Oklahoma I originally had the standard leads. After the first failed install and the first failed revision they decided to put in paddle leads which then rotated 45 degrees so did not face my spine. Then a neurosurgeon did a laminectomy but “could not get the leads high enough due to scar tissue”
The fourth revision done here in MN was done perfectly and put into the original target zone, but for 3 years they have not been able to adjust it to be effective.
Not pushing it, but the only effective treatment
Since oral Dilaudid has been the Medtronic pain pump (which only case pumps Dilaudid). Changed my life.
I wish you the best of luck finding your solution.
Carl

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