i'm about to have a surgical trial for theMedtronic Neurostimulator PRIMEADVANCED This is a relatively new invention which is my last stop before Laminectomy surgery L5/S1. I have been told that htis device has an 80% success rate for people with chronic Spinal Stenosis. I have chronic pain down both legs and across my buttocks constantly with very little relief. I have tried Cortizone shots for three years vis the Epidural method and latterly via Caudal Epidural methods.All of these shots used fluoroscopy and Iohexol contrast for pinpoint accuracy using the technique of an oblique approach with C-Arm Guidance.
Sadly the frequency of these has increased dramatically and I have almost overdosed on this deleterious drug. I cannot use it any more and I am trying this latest pain cure before finally going to the last resort which is a Laminectomy for spinal decompression. The MEDTRONIC PRIME-ADVANCED Neurostimulator is quite new but it sounds like they have had some excellent results with it, like an 80% success rate. It has a lead and an implanted neurostimulator which send electrical impulses that block the pain messages to the brain.
HAS ANYONE EXPERIENCED THIS DEVICE YET. PLEASE LET ME KNOW AS I AM DUE FOR THE SURGERY TRIAL IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.
IF YOU WANT TO READ ABOUT THIS DEVICE THEN GO TO THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE AND PLAY THE NEUROSTIMULATION VIDEO. http://www.medtronic.com/neuro/ttp/treatment.html