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    Glad that worked so well for you, Tom! For my deteriorating discs in the lower back, they installed a spinal neural stimulator and it works like a charm. Pain is pretty much gone. I can dial it in on the iPhone it came with, but I rarely adjust it, maybe turn it down a notch before bed. And up several notches when I go to play and sing at the old folks' homes, LOL I be doin' "Jumping Jack Flash!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by davismanLV View Post
    JC just so you know I've already had one of those, kinda. They didn't actually RESET my neck but ... what they do, is they go in and FRY the nerves (nerve ablation) from C3-C6
    Good golly, Miss Molly. At least they didn't stick needles in you and pump you full of steam!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    they installed a spinal neural stimulator ... I can dial it in on the iPhone it came with
    You... you are able to control what goes on in your body with your iPhone??? Holy toledo, you're bionic!! But seriously, that is a pretty cool concept I'm trying to wrap my mind around.
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    Yeah jcwu, it's pretty cool. The electrodes are implanted next to my spine, the stimulator is implanted in the top of my right butt cheek, and I control the program with an iPhone. Prior to this I was on oxycontin and had excruciating lower back pain; now no opioids and very little back pain. There are risks and side effects with all procedures, but this one worked like a miracle for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    The electrodes are implanted next to my spine, the stimulator is implanted in the top of my right butt cheek....
    Yeah, I prefer the onboard pre-amps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    Yeah jcwu, it's pretty cool. The electrodes are implanted next to my spine, the stimulator is implanted in the top of my right butt cheek, and I control the program with an iPhone. Prior to this I was on oxycontin and had excruciating lower back pain; now no opioids and very little back pain. There are risks and side effects with all procedures, but this one worked like a miracle for me.
    Just make sure you don't let the kids/grandkids play with your phone...

    "Hey, check this out, when I push this button <push> I can make grandpa dance!!"
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