What does a Neurostimulator do?

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popsie
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   Posted 2/26/2009 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

Can anyone tell me if a neurostimulator can help to kick start my thigh muscles to lift? I live in a house on the side of a hill and have a lot of stairs. I used to be able to climb them till the spasticity got too bad. Now I have baclofen pump spasticity is a bit better but I have lost the lifting movement in the thigh and have to climb one legged. Does anyone know of a device that might help? A lift costs $100,000,00!! wink
Have had relapsing/remitting MS since 10 yrs old. Secondary/progressive since 1995.
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rhondab
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   Posted 2/26/2009 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Popsie
 
Good to see u again! I looked this up and found the following links. I hope they'll be helpful. That lift is incredibly expensive!!!
 
 
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Stella Marie
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   Posted 2/27/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
No - I have one and there only function is to generate a mild electrical current (tingling) to mask pain. They consist of a compact size electrical unit and leads that are implanted along the outside of the spinal column. They do not improve muscle function. They are strictly and and implantable nonpharmaceutical pain management device.

Sorry. You might want to check with a physiologist about something the might help you.

Stella Marie

Rare neurodegenerative disease called “Multiple System Atrophy”.  Wheelchair, O2, & Bipap, intrathecal pump, Neurostimulator, dystonia, neuropathic pain and spasticity.


popsie
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   Posted 2/28/2009 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Stella Marie. I will keep looking. Wish you all the best wink
Have had relapsing/remitting MS since 10 yrs old. Secondary/progressive since 1995. Baclofen pump since 2008.
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream
Merrily , merrily, merrily, life is but a dream

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