Neurostimulator Treatment for FM

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by xuxa99, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. xuxa99

    xuxa99 New Member

    I suffer from chronic low back pain. I have been researching Neurostimulation (or Neuromodulation) as a way to cope with this pain. If you aren't familiar with this, an electrode is implanted over your spine and it basically disrupts the pain signal that is transmitted to your brain. Has anyone had any experience with this form of treatment? I've tried just about every non-surgical option I know about and am tired of this pain controlling my life.
  2. vannafeelbettr

    vannafeelbettr New Member

    I have chronic lumbar and cervical radiculopathy along with FM. My rhuemotologist said the implant would reduce the pain greatly for me and that I'd feel some subtle warmth and vibration in my nerves from it. He said he can do a temporary transmitter first (how that can be done, I don't know) before I decide on the real one (which he said can be removed if I feel some point in time i don't want it anymore). I haven't decided yet what my desicion is yet.

    Good Luck with yours!!!