I've suffered severe pain in one leg for several years. I have a bulging disc and lumbar stenosis L4-L5. Have tried all conventional therapies and some not so conventional trying to alleviate pain. Nothing touched the pain. Neurosurgeon implanted X-Stop six weeks ago yesterday. No change. Now I'm expecting him to advise a laminectomy, and removal of the implant. I don't know if he'll be fusing anything. Will talk with him about details at next appointment. Has anyone had an unsuccessful X-Stop implant? If so, what did you do as follow up? What's your status now? Thanks!