Re: having problems with Boston Scientific's spinal cord st
Posted by Shelly L. Gade on 1/16/13
I had the Boston Scientific spinal stimulator implant put in around april 2010.
a few months later i was so uncomfortable that i had to have it removed and
placed from my side to my upper right buttock, then a few months later I
recieved a horrible electric shock, when the surgeon performed surgery he said
that there was a malfuntion with a bad lead and the entire thing had to be
replaced. Then in November 2012 I had to have it removed due to getting burned
whenever I recharged it. Now the insurance company said that they did tests on
it and said it was fine and are refusing to pay. What is so sad is that I
cannot even lay on my right side without painful numbness now. Has anyone else
had any problems? please help me, I need a response.
On 8/09/12, Randy Daniels wrote:
> On 6/22/12, Robin wrote:
>> On 6/22/12, Robin wrote:
>>> On 5/31/11, S.Stone wrote:
>>>> On 1/12/11, thomas p wrote:
>>>>> NO get that junk out of you as i did . the tril worked great like
>>>>> you said. but the shocking in my chest should have been lower back.
>>>>> if anyone has a good attorney we should start a class action suit !
>>>>> im waiting on a recall from the FDA the only thing that works on
>>>>> this thing is the money it puts in the company and doctors pocket !
>>>>> please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you find a good
>>>>> attorney. they removed the cable that was poking out of my back and
>>>>> the batt, but left the paddle in my spine ! i feel very cheeeted.
>>>> So,Thomas P.,I wish I would have seen your post before I went back
>>>> for more surgical and wallet abuse.I had the percaneous lead replaced
>>>> with a paddle in my cervical region.Now the burning in my back is
>>>> gone.Unfortunately severe swelling,and more complications have
>>>> occurred.For instance,I got the SCS because of RSD in my left arm,and
>>>> I have coverage in my arm,but I also have coverage everywhere
>>>> else,lol.And as I am sure you know,it isn't comfortable in body parts
>>>> that aren't in pain.The BS rep (boston scientific) informed me that
>>>> she has never seen a cervical paddle affect someone in their
>>>> legs...Exact words,"You must be wired differently".Meaning that my
>>>> nerves are different than everyone else's.Uh,yeh,ok.So,I have taken
>>>> a "surgical sabbatical".I hate the fact that we have suffured so much
>>>> with no avail.Maybe one of the kind attorneys on this site will
>>>> respond to our posts! Stay strong Thomas.
>> I have also have coverage from my neck down...My 1st surgery was June 6
>> 2011. I had severe pain after having the implant for 2 months, my pain
>> clinic Dr. said it was because I did not have my neck programmed yet...I
>> did not have any additional programming due to the severe pain! It
>> eventually stopped, then I had my program adjusted. There were issues that
>> I asked my Dr. about, such as shocking sinsations even with the stimulator
>> off, and off for days. The Dr. said that you still feel stimulation even
>> after it is off...and I learned early on, there's no use trying to explain
>> this does not feel right! Halloween day 2011, I was at the Dr's getting my
>> stimulator programming checked because it stopped working. An exray
>> revealed lead migration, also the wires were jumbled in my neck. The
>> shocking sensation became so intense I could not stand walking up and down
>> steps,,,even though the stimulator was off and would not work...still
>> never got a straight answer on that question either. Dec 6 2011, went
>> through a revision. My NeroSurgeon said I broke the anchors and was the
>> 1st patient she had even seen this happen with. This last surgery was
>> unreal pain! I was also in the neck brace etc. 3 times longer than after
>> the 1st surgery. I am having an odd pain, and the shocking sensations are
>> getting worse. Headaches, fatigue, vertigo, etc.
>> The pain and exspense that I have and still going through, I would never
>> have went through the surgery! And today I'm getting some frecky lil error
>> message...I have called my pain clinic Dr. and left messages (this was to
>> pay on my bill) but always get an answering machine. Same thing when I
>> have tried to get an appointment! So, here I am STILL on the same amount
>> of meds with a (before ins adjustments) 300,000.00 Boston Scientific SCS
>> that keeps shocking me every time I take a step!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>> Had the Boston Scientific Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted June 4, 2012.
> No problems with trial stimulator. A month and a half later with the real
> MCCOY, both my feet,legs, arms and hands have gone numb. Had a cervical
> lumbar myleogram last of July, 2012. A nerve condiction study on both legs
> and am no better off than I was before these tests. Am getting worse each
> day. Can't get Dr's to communicate and help me. This is really scary when
> you know something is wrong and can't get answers. Have turned the
> stimulator off and still get sensation. Have just received approximately
> $65,000 in medical bulls for all this wonderful technology. I think hurting
> is worse than becoming parilized!!!!!!!!!!!!