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Neurostimulator

Apr 25, 2016 12:58 AM

Hi guys, does anyone have a neurostimulator or have had a staged trial? I got one done last Thursday and have a few questions if anyone could help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks 😊

Apr 30, 2016 2:03 PM

Frustrsted78, I have an implanted neurostimulator and I've had it for several years. What questions do you have? I'll be happy to answer whatever I can for you. {{Hugs}}💕🙏🏻🌻

Sep 21, 2016 9:47 PM

Hi Alwayzinpain I have had the stim for 6 months now but still have pain at surgical sites is this normal?

Also symptoms before stim have slowly come back has this happened to you?

Thanks
Frustrated78

Sep 21, 2016 11:49 PM

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).

Sep 22, 2016 8:01 AM

So sorry to hear about your accident hope your ok! Thanks for the reply I contacted my unit specialist looking into adjusting settings

Sep 22, 2016 2:46 PM

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.

Sep 22, 2016 4:50 PM

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. :)

Sep 22, 2016 4:52 PM

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.

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