Hi Kat, my name is Kathy (aka nini53) in May 2010 I had my neurostim. installed with several lead wires going down my right leg, and lead wires to the left side of my back. The stim has not worked since the day it was installed. First problem, they said was the unit had been installed to deeply to be charged. Ok.
My next surgery was approx. 6 weeks later, supposedly to correct the unit that was installed to deep to begin with. Ok. I waited for the surgery to heal. The surgery healed, I attempted to charge the unit again, and nothing, I called the reps from the company who never left my side during the time they were trying to sell me on the idea of this miracle, funny thing after all was done and I was making myself crazy trying to charge this unit, I couldnt even get one of them on the phone.
So after trying many, many, many, times I explained to my pm doctor, it was not working and I was finished trying. Now I am just waiting a very little while to have the unit and lead wired removed. Needless to say, I am no big fan of these units. But in truth, what works for one person doesnt alway work for another.
Good luck to you, I hope you will start feeling the relief that I know they capable of giving.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson