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Learn how a lumbar disc herniates and
can cause lower back pain
Sciatica is leg pain caused by a
problem in the low back.
See how a disc degenerates and how it can cause pain and other symptoms
I had a date scheduled for the permanent drg implant. The trial helped a lot and now my insurance has denied the permanent. Has this happened to anyone?
Insurance can be a fight at times, keep trying
Take care and keep us posted
Can I ask what is a DRG implant?
Find out the reason why it was denied and then file an appeal. It could be something as a wrong coding prior or not enough information.
Hey Mike it is a pain pump implant.
I agree, the doctor or staff could have used the wrong codes or even the wording. If it were me, I would contact my doctor and see if he would step in to help. Don't give up, keep trying.
A drg implant stands for dorsal root ganglion.
It isn't a pain pump. It's like a spinal chord stim except the leads go right into the nerve root.
Insurance will not pay for it. I have to pay out of pocket. The trial helped tremendously and I have no other choice. I cannot stomach gabapentin or lyrica. There is nothing else to help neuropathic pain caused by failed back surgery
I apologize, I did not know that is what it stood for. I have never heard of one of these going into the nerve. Please keep us posted on your progress with this implant.