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I had the permanent Boston mri ok implant put in dec 22 2017. The dr put in the paddles. Questions that I have are my battery is in my left rear hip at belt line when I wear my pants at normal height they catch on the battery. Two days after getting discharged from hospital I noticed the battery “falling” out of place, meaning that it lays horizontal when I get up out of a chair, bed or whatever. I’ve alread had it lay horizontal without my knowledge and sit in a chair and have it jam me in the back. The battery has what I call been doing cartwheels meaning it’s been rotating and has done what I know of al least 6 full rotations. It is very sore as bad as surgery date if not worse now it has a burning stinging feeling. When I step down off a step or curb I feel it falling and moving followed by a sharp shooting pain in battery area. I cannot even use the stim due to not being able to program the stimulation correctly it stays behind my rib cage or in my legs, when it’s moved to be minimal in the leg it’s full strength in my rib cage same with rib when we pull it out of rib it’s full strength in leg. There’s no happy point. I’m afraid if I let the leads scar in I’ll be stuck with those options which for me are not gonna work. All my pain is in the lower back. When the stimulation in in the legs my legs don’t work very well when it’s in the rib cage I begin feeling horrible. I’ve contacted Boston scientific and they have been no help other than we’ll contact your rep and some one will get back to you. My dr seems to not be bothered at all and tells me that it’s ok if it moves and rotates, he says to deal with the increased pain and learn to live with a rotating battery. I’m ready to have the unit removed due to lack of support from Boston and ignorance of the dr. Has anyone else had similar issues with a falling/loose battery? I’m worried of the current hot/stinging pain from the battery and the movement.
Thanks for any info