got approval for stim trail

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stumped by pain
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   Posted 3/9/2011 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning ya'll
 Just an letter yesterday for insurence com.and have been approved for the trail an hubby thinks for the real deal as well. he understands that stuff better then i do.
  It says analyze neurostim complex an in another box it says implant iam confussed on it but knw that got approved for at least trail.
   Had to get cymbaltia refilled and they upped it to 60mg x1day.cant tell it is doing anything.30mg didnt do nothing. at least this time i havent gotten a migran yet....been 7 days.
  hope yall have low pain today..
   thks stumped

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   Posted 3/9/2011 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
The first one approves the work of the stimulator representative's work. The second one approves the surgery to implant the wires.

The stimulator rep will be there in the surgery room during the trial implant to test ("analyze") the unit to make sure everything works okay and is safe. They will also set up your initial programs for you so you can begin using your trial unit that same day.

Typically insurers won't approve the permanent implant until they know you had a successful trial.

Good luck!

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   Posted 3/9/2011 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Stumped, that is great news! I wish you all the best and hope you have success. I don't know anything about the stim except for what I have read, but it does sound like it can be a god send for some. I sure hope you are one of the lucky!

Take care.
Gentle Hugs,

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   Posted 3/9/2011 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Stumped.......
Someone said that the paperwork is for the approval for the trial. They normally send the approval for the stimulator trial first, and depending on the type of leads being used during the trial, they may send the approval for the implanting of those as well. If you are having paddle type leads used, then the implant for those is done differently than the round multicontact leads used during most trials.
That may be why they are listed on the approval form.
Now that you have that, you can set your date with your doctors office.
Good luck with the trial, I hope that it brings you the pain relief that you seek.
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