Stim wave procedure for chronic abdominal pain
Presently scheduled for the trial of Stim Wave for chronic abdominal pain near my urinary stoma. Have tried the gamut of meds and interventional procedures to no avail. I hate taking opioids, and they just mellow me , and can't really go out much. I know every one reacts differently, but just looking for feedback regarding Stim Wave, the pros and cons. Thanx in advance.
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Thanks very much, Steve. The one I am currently using, pain doc, has tried medications, sacral plexus injections, and local injections with cortisone. If I remember correctly, he did mention the pump awhile ago, but I think he said Medicare does not cover the medication. I will be seeing him in a couple of weeks, before Stim Wave trial, and ask him directly. Prior pain docs have tried SCS, Boston medtronics, and did zippo. Also, radio frequency ablation too, and obviously didn't work. I will check out the Gene Site too, and thanx
Medicare does cover the medication. Some people think it doesn't because they don't code it right when they build for it. My clinic had trouble with that when they change Personnel but they've got it straightened out again.