Michael’s Story

StimRouter for chronic hip pain

Meet Michael

StimRouter for chronic hip pain

Michael began suffering with chronic hip pain about 15 years ago but struggled to get a proper diagnosis. In the meantime, he could no longer participate in two of his favorite hobbies: ballroom dancing and driving the vintage cars he painstakingly restored.

Eventually, Michael learned that his chronic pain was caused by torn tendons, but finding effective treatment proved difficult. Steroid injections provided only temporary and partial pain relief. Opioids were another option, but he did not want to rely on them as a long-term solution.

Michael first heard about StimRouter from Meredith Warner, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at Warner Orthopedics & Wellness, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After being implanted with the StimRouter lead, Michael turned on the device and experienced immediate pain relief.

Over time, StimRouter resolved Michael’s chronic pain and he no longer has to wear the device. He has been able to resume living the active life he loves: spending time with his grandchildren, fixing up his hot rods, doing cardio workouts, and—soon, he hopes—ballroom dancing.

“The StimRouter successfully ended chronic pain that I had been experiencing for countless years. I am now back to cruisin’ the coast and doing what I love. I am thrilled with what the StimRouter has done for me.” — Michael, StimRouter user