I don't think the trial period is long enough myself. I see too many people including me. That don't seem to get the relief or coverage they thought they were getting during the trial.
Ive had mine adjusted and tweaked so many times that I couldn't count them all. And I'm just not getting the coverage that I thought I was getting during the trial. I've thought that, well, they didn't get the leads in the exact same place. And that is certainly possible.
I have really questioned myself. The trial didn't last very long at all. And I so, wanted a "magic bullet" so bad.
I'm now considering. Did I have a placebo effect, just because I wanted it to work for me so bad?
I'd never ever even considered that. But recently my brother, (a fellow spiney), Had a P. A. tell him to beware of a placebo effect. When they wanted him to try lyrica.
I have NEVER heard those words come out of any medical professionals mouth!
The cost of these SCS's is unbelievably expensive. And there is much more to having the surgery than they lead you to believe.
To have one put in and not work out for you is one hell of a burden for you and the insurance co. I've heard of many people that have one put in. Just to find out it dosen't work for them. And then have them taken out. What a waste of money. That will certainly drive insurance costs up. And possibly make it much harder to get approval for someone that really needs one.
Personally, I think that those words should be said to a potential SCS candidate. "beware of the placebo effect" And I think the trial should be much longer.
Jus sayin, Jim
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