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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 2/19/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I am real confused on the stimulator.
Does it help with all pain or just nerve related pain?

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 2/21/2008 3:41 AM (GMT -6)   

Like Gramps said, Its not for everyone. Do as much homework as posible. My trial had the leads all shifted and started to buzz my ass and top leg area. So I didnt use it the whole trial week, but went through with it anyway. A total of 9 hours surgery. It didnt do a thing for me. They adjusted the programs 2 different times, but same results. Then I waited 4 months to take it out and wow what a relief it was just not being in there anymore.


   This is only one persons experience, and my nerve pain may be different than yours. I have met people at the pain mngmt that liked thiers so It's not like it doesnt have potential to make your life better. Just do as much research about it, and dont forget, if the pre-trial does not make you feel any better than you might think like Gramps and call it off.

 At the least you will give yourself an oppertunity to try it, and then give YOURSELF a chance to see if it's something that would benefit YOU..........

                           Good Luck


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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 2/21/2008 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Before the leads fell for mine it was doing well. I had them repaired once and they are down again. Scheduled to see a neurosurgeon to have surgical paddle lead put in soon. They should never slip again. If you decide to go thru with it don't keep it unless the trial gives you over 50% relief. Probably should be closer to 60%. You should research the intrathecal pain pump as well. If you have any more questions let me know. Mine is the Medtronics newest three lead device.
Have a Blessed Day!

A. Nonymous
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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 2/21/2008 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Another failure here.  Mine didn't help at all, now I wish it wasn't buried in my lower back.  I have some trouble with my battery pack bulging and causing some pain, which is all I need on top of my nerve pain. 

They couldn't get the leads where they wanted in my trial, so we went ahead with implant.  Big mistake born out of desperation.  Make sure you have a successful trial.  I understand many people get good relief, but I also see enough posts on forums like this of people with problems with them.  Best of luck.




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