Stimwave user here: What's been your experience?
Like most of us, I did not want a battery implant so I went with Stimwave scs. Its been permanently placed on my spine about 10 days ago. I do feel a little less pain, but my right foot nerve pain still prevents me from sleeping normal hours, preparing home meals and doing normal tasks. I am disappointed. I was hoping for more relief. My worst pain bursts went from 10 to 9. Plus, I still need pain pills.
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Not sure at all about head to toe body relief. I have foot problems only, but severe. My problem is that the thought of an implant spooks me out, and it was after surgery, that all my neuropathy problems started. So who wants to do more surgery? Frightens me to death. You hear both good and bad with all these gadgets. Feel like its a bit of a crap shoot….oy. Lori Renee
You are better off just trying one great CBD oil, put under your tongue. The oil helps everywhere. I swear by it. Better than the Gabapentin, and other neuropathy meds. Let me know if you want info on a good CBD oil. Lori Renee
The Kratom has had the longest positive effect. The water spa is just soothing, because the neuropathy tires my feet very badly. The Frankincense takes away aching and throbbing. Good stuff. Lori Renee
Hi Lorirenee, I would love to know which CBD oil you are referring to, does it contain THC? I have had no success with non THC CBD oil. Thanks, Helen
Don't blame you a bit! I'm sorry for your pain.
Thank you so much and yes a recommendation would be super helpful and much appreciated.
@lorirenee1, @rwinney, Me too, @lorirenee1, I am always interested in the medical cannabis that folks have chosen. Just in case you are wanting to know, I use and trust Care By Design in both the 2:1 CBD/THC formula and the 1:1 CBD/THC formula. Higher CBD to THC ratios are also available. You can find them discussed on the site: http://www.cbd.org
Hi Helen, I order the cbd oil, 2500 mg. with the legal amount of THC in Illinois. I get it from CBDistillery.com If I remember, it costs about 150.00, or so, and I find it does work for pain. I dont find the lower mg. of the CBD oil very helpful, but I have terrible pain. Everyone is different, but this stuff works for me. Better than Gabapentin.
Stimwave and several other medical device companies make SCS devices (spinal cord stimulater) that requires a specialist doctor to attach a very thin cord to the spine (an out patient minor medical procedure) and a hand-remote control unit in order for the patient to have more control over their pain. They are also made by Boston Scientific.
I first received a Boston Scientific trial SCS and it worked great! Then I was made aware that the permanent one required that the battery be surgically implanted into the area above my left butt/hip. That bothered me immensely. I then pursued the SCS made by Stimwave
because it did not require battery implant. The battery was part of the user controlled hand-remote controller that helps control the pain.
And it would require only one simple outpatient procedure—so I did that trial too. That 4 day trial was not enough time for me to decide so I went on to get the permanent Stimwave SCS, As of now, I think I made a good choice. Although I personally found the Boston Sci.was superior in stopping my right foot nerve pain, it was much easier to "install". And it works somewhat differently. It also has to be adjusted by trial and error (programmed), after it is permanently put in. I can wear it on my belt—-it is discreet looking and batteries need to be swapped every 10 hrs. It uses high-frequency waves to communicate to the spinal "wire-film" within. I think it will work better, but it's only been 9 days.