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Hi all I have had this nerve condition for 18 years and its affected my back, legs, feet, and ankles. I have been thru so many surgeries and I have had 3 or 4 neurostimulator implants put in. The last implant I had put in was from nevro and it's the one to where u can drive with it on there is no numbing or tingling sensation going thru ur body they said this one would completely help 100 percent. I had the surgery done in August of 2017 and since the surgery there has been no change the implant hasn't done anything for me. When I went back to the dr in November or December they took a xray and said one of the leads had moved in my back and not to worry to keep using the machine so back in January nevro had reprogrammed new settings on the implant so I had to go back to the dr this month for my medication follow up and to see nevro again and I have told them that this is not working for me. I have been talking to the dr to see about getting g a drug pump put in cause I have such a hard time taking pills and I feel like the drug pump would be a better fit for me
So when I seen the dr they took another xray of my back and the leads in my back have become dislodged and they r looping around they said so that's why my back is causing more pain they said. So the dr said his recommendation would be to replace the leads in my back. He said with the drug pump I would have to stay in the hospital for a couple of days and have one hell of trial for this to work. I am needing advice on what to do. Do I go thru and have them replace the leads in my back knowing that this could happen again and give the implant another chance to work or do I just scrap this whole implant and do the drug implant. Please if anyone has gone they what I'm going thru please let me know. Thank u
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