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Bone Stimulator

cyndi4everccyndi4ever Posts: 153
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I have to wear this bone stimulator around my neck, for 4 hours each day for the next 8 months,,, Has anyone had to wear one of these? I am just wondering, as soon as I put mine on, I have the worse neck and muscle pain, I am suposing it is from the transmitter and the heaviness of it... Just curious.


  • Hiya Cyndi , How are you feeling in yourself? >:D< I presume it hurts so much because the muscles are sore. Hang on in there you have been doing brilliantly :)

    Angie x :H
  • Sounds like you have the same one i had. I wore mine for 4 hours for 6 months. Mine would mess with the cordless phones. I originally thought my phones where going out but finally realized it was the stimulator doing it. As far as the spasms they maybe increased a bit from it. I was told by the surgeon that it does make movement in your neck. After awhile the spasms will easy up and you won't want to be without it. I hit the point i hated the four hours being up cause it helped so much with the pain. Take care and hope this helps.
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  • ar mixing up bone growth stimulators with a tens unit. One is to help bone growth faster and the other is to help with pain but sending elctric bursts through your muscles.
  • a bone growth stimulator, its not the tens unit.... It is suppose to help with bone growth not pain..... It looks like a big necklace and you keep it on for 4 hours... I used to use the tens unit in PT.... This one the insurance company paid 5000 dollars for it... Cyndi
  • It was a bone growth stimulator and looks like something from star wars. Cost about the same made by ortho. I used after my first fusion surgery when they suspected i was in psuedoarthrosis(sp) which i was and had to have revision surgery.
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  • I had a spinal fusion- c5= 6 about 8 months ago. I was told I had to wear this bone stimulator for 9 months 4 hours per day. My spasms got worse and now my right arm won't raise- its stuck- - the bone stimulator caused my neck spasms to worsen - and this is on the side where I didn't have any pain prior to the surgery. I now have occipital nerve damage which means I might need a nerve block- And because I got sick often and became allergic since the fusion- my primary doctor put me on steriods which my spine specialist said that is the worse thing to do. If you are on a bone stimulator you cannot take steriods: for steriods slows down bone growth- he told me to take vitiamn C+d+E= Calicum and no more bone stimulator. He said the bone stimulator does not work for everyone. So if you find yourself getting sick- headaches( or eye pain) the spasms are getting worse or not getting any better- please see your doctor and tell him everything.
  • HI
    I had to wear one as well. Your right, they r 5,000.00 I didnt wear it for that long because I fused well after my 3 level ACDF.
    I just think they r a bit heavy, that what u may be experiencing. Just a thought...BTW, I saw some1 post here that he was trying to sell his........

    IF anyone out there NEEDS one, I'd be happy to GIVE you mine. It's really brand new as my ACDF was done in Feb. PM me,if you could use it....hopefully i will have no more need of it.

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