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Sat, Mar 14 6:37am · Has anyone any had the Stimwave spine stimulator installed? in Spine Health

No, it's not a spinal cord stimulator , and it's Stim Wave technology. It's sort of similar, but they can put the very small leads close to where the pain in, but under the skin. It's then controlled with some sort of hand held piece, and it's relatively new technology.

Sat, Mar 7 11:10am · Has anyone any had the Stimwave spine stimulator installed? in Spine Health

Good to hear it, but mine is not a spinal cord stimulator, just a Stim Wave intervention for abdominal pain. And will be in my abdomen, and good luck too!

Sat, Mar 7 6:43am · CBD oil for pain in Chronic Pain

Just a heads up, as I tried CBD oil a few years ago for my chronic pain, and unfortunately, it didn't help at all. But everyone is different and good luck!

Wed, Mar 4 6:08pm · Has anyone any had the Stimwave spine stimulator installed? in Spine Health

Great, and good luck to you regarding the permanent one and your cancer too.

Mon, Mar 2 5:36pm · Stim wave procedure for chronic abdominal pain in Chronic Pain

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

Mon, Mar 2 7:23am · Stim wave procedure for chronic abdominal pain in Chronic Pain

The abdominal pain I have is from my cystectomy and/or inguinal hernia repair, or a combination of both. It's nerve pain, diagnosed and have seen internists, neurologists, my oncology urologist, and general surgeon. Treatment or remedies have been different medications, injections (both local and by the spine, trial for spinal cord stimulator. Stim wave may be similar to scs, but is much smaller, and is inserted near the origin of the pain, in my case to the right of my stoma, no where near the spine. And it's a pain mgmt doctor whom I am seeing. Nothing to do with digestion and diet at all.

Sun, Mar 1 5:42pm · Stim wave procedure for chronic abdominal pain in Chronic Pain

Scuffy 1. Thanx for the heads up, and will keep that in mind if I need a MRI, and will be going for the trial April 10. Mine won't be a spinal cord stimulator, but uses similar technology, I think, They always make it sound easier than it is.

Sun, Mar 1 7:32am · Stim wave procedure for chronic abdominal pain in Chronic Pain

Thanks Jim, and am glad it's helping you. The one I am supposed to get is not a spinal cord stimulator, but is inserted near the pain problem, and controlled by some kind of unit worn like a belt. A few years ago, I did try a scary (Boston Medtronic) but did nothing. It's relatively new and think it was started about 2014.