I am about to remove my second Medtronic stim. My Doc. says he no longer uses them and now wants me to put in a Boston scs. My question..has anyone out there had both and which did you prefer? My first machine (medtronic 9 yr. rechargeable) lasted 2 years before needing a new battery. In May we put in a second one and have yet to get it to be programed correctly. My biggest problem with Medtronics are their techs. My machine has been broken since Feb. They don't show for appointments or call at the last minute and say "I hope you did not leave yet? hahaha" I am back up to 8-10 percs. a day plus all my other meds, with the machine I am down to 3. I really need some feed back on the techs and the quality of their programing. It does no good to insert the machine with leads for the back and foot and the coverage I get is knee and stomach. When I or my Doc can acually get someone to show up it's "Oh Well with her nerve damage this is the best I can do" la de da!!! Well I know thats not true because my first machine (while it lasted) worked great, but ofcause that tech is no longer with the company!!!
Thanks for listening