I thought that I would introduce myself even though I have gotten some help and encouragement from some of you already. I am 48 (49 tomorrow) and I have neuropathic pain due to scar tissue around my S-1 nerve root from back surgery in 2002.It makes walking and standing very painful. Anything that touches my foot causes more pain. I am going to go forward with the SCS trial and hope that this will be a treatment for this never ending pain. I currently take 400mg of gabapentin(Neurontin)
every 3 hours. Pain medications do not even touch this pain, they just knock me out. After reading many of the posts on this forum I know that I do not have any where near the amount of pain that many of you live with but I can understand the frustration of living day in and day out without any break from it. The one thing that I am thankful for is that I am able to sleep at least 5-6 hours at night. Oh, and this is on top of dealing with Multiple Sclerosis for 19 years. Thank you all who have already responded to my other posts with questions about SCS.