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Like what I have read and feel good about all y’all talking and sharing.
I say here; just wondering’
I have three lower spine discs trying to slow me down. Have done injections and attempts at chemically cartelization “or what=ever it is called “of nerves, all good for a day or so. Just tried the Medtronic Neurostimulator; do wish the representative would have explained and warned of turning on the device. Now I know what “without warning” backing up to an eclectic fence feels like. The two day experiment seemed ok; exception if I breathed hard or laughed while sitting was shocking.
Medtronic’s has contacted my insurance and possibly OK’d the full implant, ain’t that nice, not sure though, kind of a trust issue, I guess. May I want to try the Inversion Table first for a while, doubt if the Doctor will approve or give any pain medication; just a suck-it up thing maybe and do it.
Just, wish’n-n-hoping for some experienced input. Thanks just for reading and wish all the best!


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  • RickilalasRRickilalas Posts: 559
    edited 01/11/2014 - 2:24 PM
    Hey Mike
    Sorry to hear you did not have good results and get the information you should have from your medtronics rep. In my opinion only these are a great treatment for pain but they are growing so fast that many working in the field have no experience and for that reason many results are poor. The shocking issues you had are from the leads being positional and in time that does get better has the leads get scared in and you have better programming.
    We have a great SCS section on here with good information both pro and con.
    I have both a medtronics unit and a Boston science unit. Both work well for me and have made a difference. Read through the scs section if you have time and ask any questions you have.


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