I would be interested to know who designed the hand held devise unit for medronics scs unit,
We have come a long way with all the new technology with so many things, Cell phones, ipads , smart phones and list goes on and on,
Everything is about user friendly and this and that bla bla bla bla bla,
So who is the moron who would desighn the scs hand unit you cant hold in your hand because the cable that plugs in to it is on the side that the paddle is attached to that you have to sit on to turn it on,
1 st thing i told the rep is who would not want to hold this in there hand while 1 st starting to use it to feel safe they have control over the on and off and how high the level is at,
Its just like a cell phone that you hold but i never hold my cell phone while its charging when its pluged in to the charger especialy if the plug is on the side where you cant hold it in the palm of your hand,
I mean seriously something so simple as to at least design the scs hand held unit to have the wire either on top or bottom to be able to hold it firmly while in use which controls electric going to your spine? realy?
You would think with such serious device and the severity of its use on chronic pain patients would make this device a priority and its use to make it as easy to use as posible,
Its obvious who ever design it dont use it and was of no concern for them,
It comes with a carry velcro case you can hook to your belt and zipp it up in that and good luck taking it out if by some chance you have to turn it off in an emergency! Something you would find at a dollar store because it has no opening even for the wire that plugs in to it,
The unit itself has no clip on so you have the ability to just reach for it and hit any of the controls on it, Even a cheap cell phone they have cases for them while you can text and make calls answer calls without even taking it out of the case,
I asked the rep can i get a beter case that holds this to my belt, He says sorry no but he can get me another thing to put the wire in,
I mean i know you dont have to stay connected once its turned on but why would you not have that option if you needed to change the setings often when you are out and about and having to turn it off when you are driving because they dont recomend you leave it on while driving but in order to do that you have to be connected to turn on and off each time you even get out of the car,
Its hard enough to try to make the thing work to posibly get some releif as it is, What do i have to do find a custom shop to make a simple carry case that i can clip on and customise a leather case with an opening all the way down the side so the unit can slide in to it while wire is connected to it?
Medtronic sure did not make anything for it from what i see,
Might not seem like a big deal to anyone who dont have the scs but i think anyone who went for such extreme measures to get pain releif and have a device implanted in there body would agree everything maters with the use of this device once you make the jump,
Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
2012 scs implant ,