I went to my appointment with the surgeon who put my SCS in.He took x rays of my leads and my lower spine, 5, or 6 in all. to see if the scs is causing my pain. SCS and leads were fine.
The bad news is my next level up L2,L1 Did have ddd and bulging, But now is non existent. Gone! nothing between but air. And the back of the discs has calcified, and there are bone spurs.
This Surgeon spent 35 quality minutes with me, plus all the x rays, I think that's more time than my other surgeon spent with me for multiple surgeries!
This Surgeon is also a professor at u.c. Berkley or Davis And teaches a new procedure where he goes in from the side and does all his work and then installs some kind of a new basket. All arthroscopically!
I like this guy so much more than my other surgeon. He will give me much more information after a cat scan and disco gram.
He also said to call ANS and have them totally reprogram my SCS.
He said he thinks he can get my pain down from a 5 to 6 with a occasional spike to 8. Down to a 1 to 2.
Good luck, Jim
Needless to say, I'm excited even with my "white coat syndrome"
Now I have to wait for work comp approval.
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