I am a 52 year old female with back trouble. Last june I was living a normal life when things started to go wrong. I was at my parents and got in the car to leave when my back and butt started to hurt. I thought I had a really bad charlie horse. I went to bed early and woke at 2AM with pain in my left leg that I can't even describe. I went to the er and spent 6 days in the hospital being doped up for pain. I went thru the 3 spinal injections, had microdiscectomy in September. Was no better then I was told my herniated disc had collasped and I needed a disc replacement. So, I had that in Dec. Now I have facet disease and the injection for that did not help. Now I am told the only relief I will get is for a neurostimulator. The disc initially involved was L4/5. I currently have sciatica in both butt cheeks espectally in the left one. My left leg is weak, numb, burns, spasms etc. Does anyone have a neurostimulator and is it working?
Hope to hear from alot of you. I am depressed today over the whole situation.