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    Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation


    My dr says ins won't cover it just to help with movement but will for pain.
    He says that it can help with the muscle movement in my hips. it can help with my therapy.
    Knowledge and/or opinions?


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    My suggestion is to wait.
    I know of several recipients of the implanted stim who aren’t happy and we are within 1-2 years of transcutaneous stim on the market at low price points. The external (transcutaneous) stim allows for a lot of experimentation to find the best location and electrode pattern. You can’t do that with an implanted stimulator.
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    I had a spinal cord stimulator implanted for a year. It never helped relieve my pains at all. Its position was revised three times before it was finally removed. It has been in for a year. They were never able to get it above my level of injury (C-5) due to scar tissue. The highest they ever got it was about C-6.
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