I have been informed by pain center that I am a candidate to receive a Boston Scientific SCR (Spinal Cord Stimulation). I wanted to speak with someone who has had one implanted. After several rounds of injections and 2 nerve burns to SI joint and no lasting comfort. What are the disadvantages vs advantages of having the device. They tell me I have to have a psyc evaluation to be sure I can handle it I guess. Then a trial application period where electrodes are inserted along spine and the device is outside the body. Run and tune for a week to be sure it will work on me. Then removed to wait on insurance approval ? If approved and trial is successful it will be day surgery under anesthetics to put electrodes and power unit under skin. Is the pain relief enough to have procedure done.
Mon, 10/19/2015 - 10:58pm#1