Implantable neurostimulator for chronic pain

Posted by zjandre @zjandre, Apr 13, 2016

Has anybody had an implantable neurostimulator for chronic pain?

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@susanneloss

I have considered it for over a year. My dr. feels I would be a good candidate. My daughters do NOT want me to have this procedure

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Why don't your daughters want you to at least do a trial? What is their concerns? Are they in the medical field?

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My one daughter has her bachelor's in nursing, and my other daughter is a medical researcher. The pain management dr, who has done many injections on me, has presented this as a last ditch effort. Three years ago a neurosurgeon performed a procedure, on my spine, and it didn't work. They are, at this point, very negative for any other procedure done on me.

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@susanneloss

My one daughter has her bachelor's in nursing, and my other daughter is a medical researcher. The pain management dr, who has done many injections on me, has presented this as a last ditch effort. Three years ago a neurosurgeon performed a procedure, on my spine, and it didn't work. They are, at this point, very negative for any other procedure done on me.

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I see. the SCS trial is not invasive. I've talked to 3 people who had the Abbott DRG SCS and they all got significant relief. One was a nurse and she said it really helped her. 90% relief from her foot pain. Two men said they got between 60 to 75% relief. They all had that done between 1 1/2 to 2 years ago. They all recommend I try it. Has any of your doctor's talked to you about a pain pump? That's probably the last treatment for chronic pain.

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@martyk

I see. the SCS trial is not invasive. I've talked to 3 people who had the Abbott DRG SCS and they all got significant relief. One was a nurse and she said it really helped her. 90% relief from her foot pain. Two men said they got between 60 to 75% relief. They all had that done between 1 1/2 to 2 years ago. They all recommend I try it. Has any of your doctor's talked to you about a pain pump? That's probably the last treatment for chronic pain.

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I am, right now, in cognitive behavior therapy to try to reduce my pain meds. I have been on them for 12 years, and am trying to live in a reductive life of them. I am going to read all I can about DRG SCS. It sounds very encouraging!!! Thank you so much for providing us with the information!!!

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I am currently testing the Nevro SCS device. I have some relief but am still working with the rep to see if I can get even more improvement….reserving judgment at this time.

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