Frustrated.. I have a NeuroStim implant. It never really eliminated the pain but I didn't expect it to. What it did do was take away the constant headache I had lived with for too many years to count. Unfortunately, after the 2nd year it quit helping so am back to where I was before the implant. If I remember right I had pain in the incision area and along where the wires and battery pack were put in for about 7 months. It wasn't as intense as it had been in the beginning but I found if I moved a certain way etc.the pain was there. My DR had said that it took 6-9 months to heal.
I have had mine turned off most of the year but a week ago I was the lucky (sarcasm) recipient of a hit and run auto accident. Nothings helped the pain so I have turned the stim back on to see if it would help. (crossing fingers).
Frustrated78, there is going to be a lot of adjustments made to the stim in the first 6 months to a year. The surgical sites should be better but if they hurt, I'd bring it to the attention of the doctor. Best of luck with it.
Frustrated78.. Am not really ok but I will be. Or at least I will be when I find a new physical therapist and a new Neurologist because the ones I normally see won't see me for a motor vehicle accident.
I personally think the world has gone insane and we are really the same ones. :)
Do you have the atom where you can adjust the strength of the pulses as well.as the type of pulse? I have had to have them adjust the coverage of where the pulses go to but I adjust the strength etc from my unit.