After years of suffering from headaches, I decided to try occipital nerve stimulation to control my pain. This blog is to document my process to try to help educate others about the process and results.
I've heard rumors of an MRI compatible battery floating around for awhile now but have not met anyone that has one or been offered one. I was visiting with my Medtronic rep today and decided to ask him about it. It turns out there are MRI compatible
batteries...but they are more for pacemakers or pain pumps. I can get an
MRI compatible battery but it won't help because the leads are not MRI
compatible. If I were to need an MRI, they'd have to take the entire
system out. And there are currently no MRI compatible leads on the
market or even in development. This was excellent clarification for me so that I can set the record straight and move past the idea of getting an MRI compatible system.