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Neurostimulator implants

Post  greent on Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:44 pm

Has anyone had the trial or surgery to implant neurostimulators? I'm going to be doing the trial part in a few weeks (fingers crossed my insurance covers it) and am curious about other's experiences. I read one post on here from 2010 so am wondering if anyone's had this done since then?

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Re: Neurostimulator implants

Post  Platypus on Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:29 pm

If you go on the migraine and NDPH forums on mdjunction.com there are some folks who have had the implants. Be sure and let us know how they work for you. Good luck!

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Post  greent on Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:30 pm

Thanks for the forum info. I can't seem to get on with an apple computer right now, but am searching for others. The good news is I started the trial so the left side of my head has three leads operated by two funky looking remote controls Laughing I'm feeling very optimistic and will let you all here know what happens. I'm still crossing my fingers this works!

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Post  sailingmuffin on Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:43 pm

Hi,

I have an implanted occipital nerve stimulator for migraines. It was originally implanted in 2OO4 at Jefferson in Philadelphia. It has had to be revised 3 times since- in 2OO5, 2OO7, and replaced in september 2O1O. The first surgery was at Jefferson, subsequent revisions in 2OO7, 2O1O by the same neurosurgeon were done in Colorado as he had relocated.

It has helped tremendously. For the first eight months, I went into remission. Now, the headaches respond to medication and I no longer have to take daily opiates, which was all that could be done without the stimulator.

I have a lot more information, but the head is really bad today and I can't finish this post with as much information as I would like to give you. (I hope this helps, even a little bit.} I promise I will write more later or feel free to PM me. I have written about it before if you want to do a search.

Hope this helps. I will write more later. the fact that you have had some relief is a good indicator.

Pain free days,
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