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Financial Help To Pay For SCS Device?

mikey1975777mmikey1975777 Posts: 23
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:56 AM in Spinal Cord Stimulation
I have adhesive arachnoiditis, and both my pain management physician and ortho surgeon have suggested that I have an SCS implanted. The problem is, my insurance only covers the procedure, not the actual device, which is the most expensive part of the whole deal (makes no sense to me). I've tried the manufacturers, but they don't offer any assistance programs, and I can't seem to find any good resources online.

Does anyone know of an organization or charity that might help with the costs of the SCS device? Any help would be appreciated :)


  • I would file a complaint against the insurance company. The devise is part of the surgery and they have to cover it. There has to be a way to get the insurance to cover it geting the right paperwork fwom the dr that it is a medical must and has to be done. But have you had a trial to make sure it works already.? I have to assume you had a trial because if you did not then its posibly if it dont help then its premature posibly to worry about it for now.
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,778
    If you find out the manufacturer of the device .... you can go to their website and see if they have a program for "underfunded" situations.

    Many times manufacters have "foundations" that can benefit the users of their devices.

    Hopes for increased pain relief!!

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