Stimwave user here

Posted by donw101@aol.com @donw200, Aug 20, 2019

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.

@donw200

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.

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Thanks so much for the information, Don. I am doing some investigating now! I hope your pain becomes much less. Living with constant pain is just too much. Lori

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@helennicola

Thanks for responding lorirenee, unfortunately THC is not yet legal in NC but we’re going to Ca. in Nov. so I’ll try to get some CBD/THC there. I’m glad it helps you when you need it.

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Helen, I am almost positive that .03% THC IS LEGAL in every state. It is literally a tiny amount, but I like a bit in my CBD. Go to CBDistillery.com, and I bet you can order it without a problem. If you prefer, you can also order 2500 mg. CBD oil, WITHOUT the THC. The CBD oil that they make there, works. That is what is most important. Also, if you buy the 2500 mg., you can do easy adjustments of dose, which is nice. Sometimes I will take a half dropper, sometimes a full one, sometimes a dropper and a half. CBDistillery.com is a leader in the field. They have won awards. Good luck to you. This pain of ours is a bitch!!!! Lori

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Don Update—It has been about 10 days and not much pain reduction using my Stimwave SCS. Maybe a 10% reduction. I will continue to keep you posted.

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@donw200

Don Update—It has been about 10 days and not much pain reduction using my Stimwave SCS. Maybe a 10% reduction. I will continue to keep you posted.

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Sorry to hear this, Don. Maybe in time, it will help? Who knows, but I hope so. Keep us posted, and best of luck. You are brave to try it! Lori Renee

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@lisalucier

Hi, @lorirenee1 – I can imagine that having bad pain in your feet and trying so many things to help you without success must indeed be crazy. I am glad to hear you are finding some measure of relief. Just wanted to point out this FDA warning on kratom, however, so members can be aware https://www.fda.gov/news-events/public-health-focus/fda-and-kratom.

lorirenee – what treatments have you tried that were not fruitful for your pain?

@donw200 – if you could tell a bit more about the wireless spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation you went through, as lorirenee requested, that would be great.

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Please watch this short video about Stimwave SCS

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@donw200

Don Update—It has been about 10 days and not much pain reduction using my Stimwave SCS. Maybe a 10% reduction. I will continue to keep you posted.

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Hi, @donw200 – thanks for your update. I think it's beneficial for many here to hear how your treatments are going. How are you feeling about this therapy at this point? Hopeful? Discouraged?

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@donw200

Please watch this short video about Stimwave SCS

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Don, thanks for sending this video. Please keep us posted over time, how it is working for you. I did the Scrambler therapy, and in general, my pain has never been as severe again, as it was. I was also able to lower my gabapentin to almost nothing. However, I still have bouts of pain that really are awful. It comes and goes now, and is not nearly as constant. Anyway, I hope so much the Stimwave gets better for you with time. Keep everyone informed. Lori Renee

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@lorirenee1

Hi Don, I am Lori, and I have really bad peripheral neuropathy in my feet. I have tried so many things to help me, that it is crazy. However, I have never heard of that Stim Wave. What is it, and what kind of doctor puts it on your body? Also, one of the only things that helps me, is Kratom. If you want to know about this leaf, let me know. It does help pain. Lori Renee

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Stimwave and other companies have been using SCS (spinal cord stimulation) for pain. Boston Scientific too. You can access their web sites and find a dr. —-most insurance companies pay. The companies compete so compare. Pain dr.s usually work with them.

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@lorirenee1

Don, thanks for sending this video. Please keep us posted over time, how it is working for you. I did the Scrambler therapy, and in general, my pain has never been as severe again, as it was. I was also able to lower my gabapentin to almost nothing. However, I still have bouts of pain that really are awful. It comes and goes now, and is not nearly as constant. Anyway, I hope so much the Stimwave gets better for you with time. Keep everyone informed. Lori Renee

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I have been using Stimwave for weeks now and "the jury is still out". I ran into a minor complication so it slowed progress but I will keep everyone informed! I would say by the end of Sept. I will reach an informed decision.

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It has been a month and my Stimwave SCS is still not helping much.

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@donw200

It has been a month and my Stimwave SCS is still not helping much.

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Don, I am so sorry to hear that. At this point, do you still give it more time? What is the time frame in which you are supposed to feel results? I wish you the best. Hard to get hopeful, and then let down. Keep in touch here. I think we are more helpful than our doctors. Lori Renee

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I hate to admit this but my Stimwave SCS isn't helping much. I think I should have gotten the Boston Scientific SCS. But that one requires the battery being placed under my skin in order to work. My name is Don.

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