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 until he met Meredith Warner, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at Warner Orthopedics & Wellness, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

During those 15 years, Michael could not participate in two of his favorite hobbies: ballroom dancing and driving the vintage cars he painstakingly restores. Meanwhile, 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.

Once he met Dr. Warner, Michael finally began to get some answers—and pain relief. She determined that Michael’s chronic pain was caused by torn tendons. “That was a huge development for me,” Michael said. “Finally I knew what was wrong and could now search for a cure.”

Dr. Warner also introduced Michael to the StimRouter. After being implanted with the device’s lead, Michael turned on his StimRouter 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, and—soon, he hopes—doing cardio workouts and 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