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So Mad! Cigna denied my SCS!



  • read my description of my experience with the scs and you might decide you were lucky to have this denied. so many things can go wrong and with all the pain you feel now, it really can get worse. I am in much more pain since implanting and with 5 surgeries later to get the stimulator working in 4 months (last one yesterday) and one more major surgery needed, I probably would not have opted to get the implant. I understand the desperation to relieve pain, but when these implants don't work, the resulting scar tissue can make your initial pain even worse than it is now if you can phathom that. Turns out that implant failure is not so much a rare thing, but now I'm being told it is quite normal.

    I started a topic in this forum called "a cautionary tale to potential scs patients" which explains why I'm at this point. I whish I had done more net surfing of forums like this before electing to have the implant. I researched the technology but avoided reading peoples stories thinking only upset patients wrote. Turns out almost half of patients with these complain.

    Good luck.
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