Reply To: Spinal Cord Stimulator – SCS Part 15


……..Also, Medisana in Germany (the heatpad manufacturer) have now replied:

“Every electrical device produces electrical and magnetic fields. As soon as a metal wire is flown through by electrical current you can detect electro-magnetical fields even under. That’s the reason why we do not recommend people with implants should use our devices. They first have to ask their doctor whether it is not harmful to them or the function of their implant ( artificial hips, pacemaker etc.). That’s given in the security hints within our instruction manuals. Certain persons have to take care of overland lines, microwave ovens, hairdryers, TV sets, vacuum cleaners and many more devices of daily use. Because of their implants they have to be much more careeful than others. (Usually their doctors should inform them). As far as I understood the customer believes she had damaged the heat pad. In our point of view the electronics of a heating pad can not be damaged by a TENS-like device. We presume the heating pad broke down because of a mechanical defect. Please ask Steph to ask her doctor whether this can be used with her SCS or whether she better should use a “classical” hot-water bottle or a cherry pit pack.”