Here are some questions you may want to ask your healthcare provider:

  • Does my insurance cover the device?
  • Does it cover the maintenance that I will need?
  • What happens if I lose my coverage?
  • What long term support can I expect from my health care team if I have one implanted?
  • Who should I contact if I have problems?
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What You Need to Know About Medication Pumps and Neurostimulators

If your healthcare provider has suggested an implantable device, such as a medication pump or neurostimulator, you probably have lots of questions. Your own healthcare provider is the best source for answers that apply in your unique situation, but this video series provides some basic information to get you started.

Knowing more can help you have more realistic expectations of how the device can help you as part of your overall pain management strategy. The greater your understanding, the better your chance of success and satisfaction with your decision.