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

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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It is a scarey proposition to use the Boston. I hear you loud and clear. Just crazy to get the stimwave and find out it is doing so little. So do you know what you are going to do? Neuropathy is one awful thing. Sorry to hear about the stimwave. Lori Renee

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@lorirenee1

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

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I would like to know a good CBD pain relieving oil. (Don)

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@donw200

I would like to know a good CBD pain relieving oil. (Don)

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@donw200 I use a very good CBD oil, at a high dose. I buy 2500mg., full spectrum CBD oil, from CBDistillery.com The full spectrum oil contains .03% THC, and in theory is better for pain than the one with no THC. It is just a bit more expensive. I take one dropper full. If the pain is more moderate, I take a half dropper. The company is quite reputable, and award winning. Everything is third party tested. How is your stim router as time passes????? Good luck, Don Lori R.

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I am still not sure about re-posting so I am using "reply". I am Don and I have an open question to anyone in-the-know. How can In convince my health insurance company to pay for another (different) SCS ?—-Stimwave did not work for me so now I want to go with Boston Scientific because my B.S. trial worked great! I dont know if they will pay for both of them.

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@donw200

I am still not sure about re-posting so I am using "reply". I am Don and I have an open question to anyone in-the-know. How can In convince my health insurance company to pay for another (different) SCS ?—-Stimwave did not work for me so now I want to go with Boston Scientific because my B.S. trial worked great! I dont know if they will pay for both of them.

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Clicking on "reply" works just fine, @donw200.

Is this something you have discussed with your neurologist – trying out a different wireless pain relief device? If so, what does he or she say about the insurance coverage and whether they would be willing to help you get the coverage?

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@lisalucier

Clicking on "reply" works just fine, @donw200.

Is this something you have discussed with your neurologist – trying out a different wireless pain relief device? If so, what does he or she say about the insurance coverage and whether they would be willing to help you get the coverage?

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Yes they are helping me get the B.S. scs. They call it a "revision"— health insurance lingo.

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It doesn't sound like it was all that much help, iunfortunately.

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@rstollery

It doesn't sound like it was all that much help, iunfortunately.

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@rstollery – do you mean it doesn't sound like the wireless pain relief device was all that much help for @donw200?

Have you also used one? If so, how did it go for you?

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@lorirenee1

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

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yes—info please

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@lorirenee1

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

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Lori, I would very much appreciate learning what brand/type of sublingual CBD is working for your neuropathic foot pain. I have the same symptoms as you describe. Thank you, Terry

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@rwinney

Also, I'm so frustrated because I want to try cbd creams and such but honestly, I'd go broke needing so much coverage. Can anyone relate?

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My spouse is a 100 disabled veteran sick and tired of pain. It runs our life everyday. But if u are looking for a good oil to put on your joints, it sounds weird but try pure peppermint oil. It really helps and it's cheap. Rub it on your spots and it feels like it goes through the bone and muscle. And heats up and lasts awhile. My husband still has alot of pain but he swears by it. Especially when he adds a heating pad. He has no cartridge in his 4 lower vertebrae and has myofascial trigger point disease all over his upper back going down to his rib cage. I go through peppermint oil like its water that's how much it helps him. Plus my daughter has a 47 degree angle and her spine from scoliosis and it helps her to. I hope it helps. we like to try all natural stuff since we've already tried the invasive pain medicine stuff.

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@lorirenee1

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

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Try pure peppermint oil. It goes right through the bone and muscle. And it naturally heats up.

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