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Implantable nerve stimulator

Jul 21, 2016 9:07 PM

Has anyone had an implantable nerve stimulator put in?? Tell me about your experience.

Jul 21, 2016 9:26 PM

Missingmylife, several have but I haven't seen them on this week. AlwayZ has been x-busy and generally comes on the weekends. Give them a few days to get back on. I don't have one myself. Hugs love & prayers you can get the answers you need to make your decision! 🙂💕🙏🌸

Jul 22, 2016 7:02 PM

Hello- this was something I had looked into. Did my research, wore a ten's etc. to get an idea as to what it possibly might be like.
Went in for the trial run. They don't implant the device yet, but the electrodes are in place and you are to do this for awhile. (My experience) horrible, horrible. They hit a vessel and nicked a nerve(I guess) it will get better and eventually return to baseline they said(NOT)!! 2 years later after the trial( I never went through with permanent implant) I still am suffering from the nicked nerve pain. Just that experience scared me from doing the permanent implement of device. But this is not to say it wouldn't work for you.
Good luck! But remember? Each person is different and not everyone has my bad luck, lol.

Jul 23, 2016 11:23 PM

Oh no! Is this the spinal cord stimulator? They nicked a nerve in your vertebrae or in a limb? Sending you healing thoughts!!!
I may get the local stimulator trial implant in a couple weeks. Sigh.

Jul 25, 2016 4:49 PM

Missingmylife, I am sorry that I have not been here to see your post... Thank goodness for Flappsy, she knows me well and I'll come running (well hobbling) to the rescue!!! I have had neurostim implants done. They were wonderful when they were working. Understand that depending on where you have it implanted, will determine how well it works. I have it implanted at C1. I've had it revised 5 times and now it is broken because of a fall down the stairs. There's no way to remove it or replace it at this point due to it being so scarred in. When it was first implanted and working, it brought my pain levels way down. It took several visits to pain management to have it adjusted to have all the different leads firing on the correct nerves. It's not a perfect science but they have made leaps and bounds of progress on the procedure and the equipment. If I could, I would have it done again. I wish you all the very best of luck and I pray that it works for you. Keep us posted and let us know how you are doing. {{{Hugs}}}💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Jul 26, 2016 12:07 PM

Oh SassyPants, how awful for you! I hope and pray the pain will eventually lessen for you. Under those circumstances of be very warry of trying a second time. Hugs love & prayers they will come up with an alternative way to provide relief for you! 🙂💕🙏🌸

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