I have had my implant since 1996 and i wouldn't be alive without it. It is worth its weight in gold. No, you can't have and MRI but you can have ct scans. Once the leads have implanted themselves you can exercise maybe not like a 20 yr old gymnast but you can do most exercises. I have a medtronic. I had my battery charged after 7 yrs 4 months - that was 7 years ago and I just had it checked and they said it has a lot of battery life left.
Severe diabetic neuropathy, 3 stents, arthritis, R/BK amputee
Duragesic pain patches, Vicodin ES, Elevil, insulin and lots of other meds