Meydey321, you mentioned going through the trial for a pain pump and it worked for you. How much pain medication, if any, do you think you will have to take after you have the pain pump permanently implanted? I had the trial for the nerve stimulator, also, and it didn't give me any relief at all. My pain management dr hasn't mentioned a pain pump to me and I don't know if it would work for me. My pain is in the sacrum area and I have very bad pain while sitting and lying down. Today, I had radiofrequecy nerve ablation and will have to wait to see if it will help. I've had injections on different occasions and those never helped either. I'm very limited as to the medications I can take...I'm allergic to so much. I can't take nsaids, morphine, anything with sulfa, etc.
Please keep us informed as to how the pain pump is working after you have the permanent implantation.
Lynn, from Florida