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Mon, Aug 26 2:34am · Has anybody had an implantable neurostimulator for chronic pain? in Spine Health

I can't speak for every one, but I had been on oxycodone for 20 some years, then they added oxycontin to the program the last 2 years. You build up a resistance to them. It was at that point I told the doc to get me off of them. It took a couple of years to do it, with the help of my pain specialist. But I've now been off of them for about a year now. If you can live without them. It's much better. But sometimes when you're in pain, you will do anything to make it lessen.

Sat, Aug 24 5:00am · Spinal Stimulator effect on the heart in Spine Health

Thank you Justin. Those articles were very informative.

My pain specialist want me to contact Boston Scientific's Support group to let them know what I've obsearved. I'll do that on Monday.

I feel better, with less arrhythmia when the stim is off. Or if it's a bad bout, if I turn the stim off.

Thanks for your help. I feel a bit more prepared to talk to Boston Scientific now.

Tue, Aug 20 7:43pm · Has anybody had an implantable neurostimulator for chronic pain? in Spine Health

Thanks Jim, I have a Boston Scientific model. I do go in about the same as you for adjustments. So far so good. They are constantly making improvements, so you might want to check with your pain specialist to see if any have come out. I only had to have the battery changed out for the improvement in my condition. I am glad you found some medication that works. If something goes wrong with mine in the future, I'll ask my doc about it. Best of luck!

Tue, Aug 20 10:51am · Spinal Stimulator effect on the heart in Spine Health

Has anyone done any research on the effects of the electrical spinal stim on people with heart electrical issues? I had two ablations done and a 3rd one that they couldn't do as it was too near the valve. I've noticed that since they finally got the stim working, I've been having more palpitations and chest pains. If I turn the stim off during the palpitations, they go away quite quickly, If I don't turn it off, they can last longer. Just wondering if anyone has heard of any research on it. I haven't found anything online, but I don't know how to get to medical websites.
Thanks
Clint

Tue, Aug 20 10:44am · Has anybody had an implantable neurostimulator for chronic pain? in Spine Health

I've had one since 2015.
The first one was great for about 6 months until it backed out of the spinal canal.
The 2nd one they put in didn't work at all, couldn't get it to power up.
The 3rd one, I could feel it, but couldn't get it to give the pain relief like the first one.
I turned it off for a year, then the Doc told me they had a new type of battery that has been getting good results. I had them put the new battery in and it works just like the first one. It's great, no more cane or pain meds! I get about 65 to 75% pain relief. When they first got it going I was getting about 90%, but I think because I'm doing more, it has dropped some, but still way better than before.