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StJude Neurostimulator won't run stimulation

My St. Jude neurostimulator won't run my stimulation programs. It turns on fine, the window face of the remote is perfect with the icons, and how the power shows it is going to begin to amp up, but then just before it gets to the vertical graph, where it will start its climb, it falls away and vanishes.

I have tried new batteries in the remote, getting my implant battery fully charged, and trying to find possibly a reboot series. On my Boston Scientific neurostimulator remote, I can hold down two buttons to do a reboot. I had to call customer service once and one of their representatives walked me through it. I have been up all night trying to get it to work; no luck yet.

I have had my St. Jude neurostimulator only since 2011, it is a occipital/frontal unit used for migraines. The Boston Scientific is in my cervical spine, and manages pain in my neck and shoulders. It is also really lessening the pain of my migraines due to the damage in my neck causing nerve issues for up above. The two companies worked well together for me, and still do. They have changed my life.
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  • LizLiz Posts: 9,447

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Isn't there tech support to help you with St Jude? Sounds like the transmission is not getting to the stim.
    Murraytscan@yahoo.com
    L4-L5 fused at birth (congenital malformity). L-5-S1 bulge/degeneration, L3-L4 bulge/degeneration. Permanent nerve damage L5-S1 and L3-L4. Fused C5-C7.
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  • If you cant get help thru customer support, I would try calling the doctor or your rep.
    Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.
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