OK, I confused now.
I had ALIF l5-S1 a year ago, L2-3-4 are bulged, DDD, moderate facet disease. It kills me to sit more than 15 minutes with pain into my right buttocks. I've had RFA's that didn't change anything. I'm on opana ER and nurotin right now, lortab for break through. It's not doing very good right now.
PM sent me to NS. NS said he could do more fusion and said there was only a 30% chance of any improvement and recommend a SCS or pain pump. I was leaning toward the pump until I was talking to my OS today about my knee problems. He also specializes in back surgery. He said he's only done one pump and uses SCS. PM gave me my choice as to which I wanted. I didn't think SCS was for me if,,it's based on the same theory as TENS since I've got my TENS maxed out. I see the shrink Thursday.
Could you guys give me some feed back,,please,,,thanks
Would it be possbile to fish offshore with either? Or would the pounding be to much on the leads/caths. I'm about to give up this sport anyway. I fish one day and stay in bed the next day paying for it. Just a sport I've enjoyed with my kids. I probably should take up something a little easier on the back.