Hi Cotonlover and welcome to the chronic pain forum. I am sorry that you have to be here but glad that you found us. I am sure the drs office was given an explanation as to why they denied the unit and I am wondering what reason was given. Was this to do the trial or was it to implant the unit? Have you contacted your insurance company yourself and and asked why the denial, they will tell you, in fact you have the right to know.
We do understand what you are saying about constantly being on medication. None of us ever wanted to start down that long road, but if it means having some quality life then it is worth it. I do not know how much you have researched the units, but I would not put all of my eggs in one basket thinking this is what will get you off of medications. I have never seen that happen, instead I have seen units not work after being implanted, leads migrating, no being able to get the coverage needed with the unit to the dr refusing to give pain meds because a patient now has a unit and it is not taking car of the pain. If you will use the search feature here at the forum at the top right you will see search, click it and type in SES Units and you should be able to find a great deal of info as we have discussed these at length here at the forum. I would really do a lot of research before agreeing to have a unit implanted.
How long has it been since your last surgery? It could be the insurance is needing more documentation from your drs office too. Please keep us posted on how you are doing and try not to let this stress you out. Take care....Susie
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