Posted by Amerciancancersociety (2 posts)
Jun 29, 2014 8:14 AM

Does anyone have trouble with charging the stimulator inside you I've had mine for almost 4years I can't get it to a full charge weather you wear the belt or adhesive I have to lay down to charge mine because I can't wear it without dismissing the charge I'm deciding weather to have it removed I don't know what to do I'm stressed out I wish I never had it it helps for the pain but a piece of. Crap to charge or kept a charge. I'd thought about getting it placed different but I don't know what to do.

Posted by jinglepaws (220 posts)
Jun 30, 2014 12:20 AM

I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble with your SCS. I believe the battery is advertised to last 5 years on average before needing replacement but signal intensity as well as frequency of use - all the time vs intermittent use- affect battery lifespan. Sounds to me as though you need to go in for a "tune up"! This would involve a surgical procedure to remove the old IPG (the internal battery not wanting to charge) and replace with a new IPG unit. Insurance should cover this procedure. You need to contact your Boston Scientific rep , or Customer Service at Boston Scientific if you don't have a current rep., to have them run diagnostics on your IPG to make sure this is indeed the problem. There may be another cause of your charging issues and you need to confirm for a fact where the problem lies. I hope by "to have it removed" you are referring to having it replaced rather than discontinuing use altogether. If the SCS is effective in controlling your pain, then a battery replacement procedure would be more than worth the trouble involved. Keep us informed on your progress. Good luck!

Posted by Amerciancancersociety (2 posts)
Jun 30, 2014 7:14 AM

Thank you I'm going to get in contact with my doctor and the rep I have come up and have them check it ,thank you very much keep you posted.






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