I am so sorry to hear this, but I am not going to tell you to give up, instead see what you can find about your condition and it's treatment online. Go to the FDA website and check there too. What you want to find are any supporting studies about nerve stimulation and your condition. Go to Google and type them both in , separated by a comma or add a plus sign and see what you come up with. You may have to do some reading but if you can locate supporting documentation for it, by all means appeal, a ppeal and appeal again........call your surgeon and tell him to write a letter to the insurance company in support of the procedure and why.....
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too