Reply To: Spinal Cord Stimulator – Part 3


hi Liz
I carry a card in my purse wherever i go that says i have an scs implanted but i have thought about getting a medic alert bracelet as well and probably should get one as if god for bid you were in an accident and unconscious and not able to communicate and they were to put you in an mri scanner there could be serious consequences to both you and the stimulator.
Also about a year ago i got a warning letter through from medtronic saying that you have to tell every consultant, dr, dentist, physio etc that you see that under no circumstances are you able to have a treatment called shortwave diathermy as it can be and has been fatal when used with a scs. So really we should carry some sort of warning with you.
I hope this helps speak to you soon Nicky