Hi, to me the big if is the cost, I doubt if medicare would cover the cost at all at least at this point. I already have a medtronics neuro stim in my back that is completely usless. I know all to well that doctors are human and can make mistakes, but this has been a very costly mistake for me. After 2 surgeries and it still does not work, I am very weary of another "miricle system".
I believe thats where the problem is going to be is will it be covered by any insurance, as it is really in the early stages, I remember over 10 years ago reading about the neuro stim, in which only the very wealthy could afford this. Now many years later, when the cost has gone down, believe me if I had had the sense to ask the cost of the neuro stim, it never would have been in my back.
I do hope and pray that it turns out to be something really worthwhile to the people suffering, and if so that it will be afforable to all who need it. Who knows, it might be the answer alot of people are looking for. I guess its a start huh?
Thanks for the heads up, take care
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