Hi! My name is Carol and I'm creating this thread because I'm just starting the process of getting a stim.I went to a 2nd Neurosurgeon on 9/25/12 for another opinion on my back since the first Neuro basically said that there wasn't anything left to do for me. Well the 2nd one confirmed the 1st one's opinion but at least he did it in a nicer and more compassionate way and since I've already done PT, Aqua Therapy, exercises,meds including pain, fibro and nsaids as well as neurontin, and 7 epidural injections with flouroscopy(none helped), he said that the neurostimulation was the only option left. I have DDD and bone deterioration in my entire spine apparently genetic and unfixable, the worst area being in the lumbar so I'm assuming that's where they will place the stim. Anyway I just wanted to introduce myself. The questions will probably come next week after I meet with the BS rep and get things going. Thanks for listening to my ranting everyone. I will keep you updated and I'm sure there will be plenty of questions to follow!
P.S. I had my 7th epidural yesterday and talked to my PM Dr about a stim and he said he could do it or the neuro, my choice. Well I trust my PM implicitely so I will let him do it for sure. He called the Rep and set everything up and gave me pamphlets and a DVD to watch about the procedure. You know you're tired of the pain as well as all the meds when you actually welcome surgery over them!