I have a damaged sciatic nerve which causes consant buring in my left leg, from hip to toe.
Dr. is recommending medtronic nerve stimulator.
Not looking for any long stories. Just want to know if it works for you and how much.
My cousin has had the temporary trial week done and is awaiting comps final approval for the permenant. According to him, it's a Godsend. Has had severe nerve damage and pain for several years and nothing else has helped. He said he could feel the relief while still on the table.
Hope this helps, cmpgirl
PS...Not sure if it's Medtronics, but I know it is the newest version with the most leads, etc.
Shawley is a good source. He has many post threads here. Also, there is a Stimulator board on this site. Go back to Health Issues and scroll to the S's and you will find it. Lots of good info.
I had the 1 week trial and I ended up with a UTI while on antibiotics (I've never had a uti before that) so they had to remove everything the following week instead of completing the implant as my body would have rejected the device itself. All I do know is that it has worked for many, the device is now much smaller than a year ago and wayyyy smaller than several years ago. Check out that other site on this board and good luck to you!!
Also do a search on this board for stimulators, the back problem board and the restless leg board as well. Shawley, even makes a recommendation. He has the medatronic one and he recommends one that begins with a "B"
??Bionitic ?? because it is supposed to be the cadiallac of group.
The "B" brand gives back and leg coverage. The medatronic tends to only give leg coverage and I believe the third brand is ANS and it is not at the top of the list.