I met with my NS yesterday finally after my nerve block at T4/5/6 for my future Dorsal Column Stimulator (SCS). It was mentioned that one of the NS in the Group is currently doing a study and specializes in these so I ask is his study closed? To make a long story short I have an appt this Monday with him at 9 am. This is the fastest appt I have ever recieved with any NS. He briefly looked over my file and talked to my current NS. He said he would place Paddle leads slightly above my bad areas for the trial- so I would get the best coverage he is currently testing 3 different brands (I forget) but he thinks he can help me
So Monday will be a big day. I have an appt with my PM to discuss the very subject in the afternoon and an appt with my new NS in the AM. I wont see my old NS for 3-6 months unless the trial goes bad. Then I will go back and ask for a pain pump trial.
The best part is if he accepts me into the study even if my insurance declines I may not have to pay as much.