Post by kilg0retr0ut on Sept 19, 2015 9:37:46 GMT -8
I didn't take that option. You can find support either way. It's probably best that you do your own research, than let other peoples stories sway you. Tech has come along way since I looked at putting one in, It might be something I'd consider down the road. I guess the amount of pain your in sometimes dictates what you willing to try.
Yes Kilg0retr0ut, I think everyone has a different pain threshold and what you are willing to do is related to that. Plus I think with CES there must be differing pain syndromes from one person to the next. I used to think I had a high pain threshold till I had this:( the pain in the back of my lower legs and heels is so bad I cant function at times and wears me down emotionally. When I start getting the sensation that a steel rod is being shoved down my calves on both sides to my heels and burning, I throw in the towel. I am just a year out and keep thinking it should settle down, but I dont know! Thanks for your response. Chrioli
Post by kilg0retr0ut on Sept 21, 2015 11:59:59 GMT -8
One year out is still very new injury. What options have you tried? Some here are medication free and of course this would be ideal, but I'm in favor taking what it takes to function. Have you been doing any P.T.? Exercise is very important.
Post by catheterboy on Mar 26, 2018 10:29:30 GMT -8
I have a Nevro high frequency spinal cord stimulator. I had it done at the Walton centre near Liverpool UK. Worked good when I hit on the right program but a wire failed after less than a year so had a new wire fitted and it's never been as good since. It does help though and glad I had it done. I have a charger plugged into the mains all day and each evening I unplug it and place the pad over the implant and it charges the battery up wirlesly thru my skin.
Post by catheterboy on Mar 26, 2018 12:57:43 GMT -8
Wow thanks for that. My stimulator is obviously the mark 1 had no idea the mark 2 was out. It's probably smaller than mine it does feel like a small mobile phone that's implanted under my skin but apart from it getting a bit warm when changing I don't really feel it. I did just find out last week when I went to have my stimulator checked out because I was having a bad pain spike that it's now been passed to have an MRI scan if you have the implant. I have only been able to have CT scans since having the implant so knowing I can now have MRI if needed is a good thing. Thanks for the info on the mark 2.
Your welcome, Catheterboy. Yes, I noticed that a newer ‘generation’ had become approved, but I didn’t read carefully enough to realize that the newer version might be smaller. I did see that it is approved for MRI scans, which is amazing. I had an MRI long ago, before my SCI, and any metal at all posed a danger.
Oh, no. I don’t have anything implanted at all. However, for pain I use an electrical device that runs on 9 volts, direct current, but with a 555 timer that turns the current quickly on and off. I do hour-long sessions on myself. I hold in my hands the copper tube leads wrapped in wet tissue paper. The device is a zapper (mine is syncrozap). My device is not FDA approved, but it gives a great deal of relief. I was glad to see that there is something electrical for pain that is FDA approved. That way, healthcare will pay for it. However, I prefer my “wild child” zapper rather than an implant. I used to build them myself from components I bought at Radio Shack. Some were for me and some I gave away to friends. Those cost me about $35.00 to make myself.