New guy here with the possibility of getting a SCS.
I am 47 years old and have been very active up until they found "the alien" growing inside my spinal cord. I used to hunt/shoot, cycle, weight lifting, run and stayed in good shape. My wife and I like to travel and ride our motorcycle. Things I like to do are a lot harder now with the pain getting worse and the pain meds not working.
A bit of brief medical history:
I had a spinal cord tumor removed Jan. 2006. My NS did a laminectomy at T11, T12, and L1 to remove it. Since then the pain in the surgery area has never gone away. I have had facet joint injections, epidural injections, RF nearublation (sp?) and therapy. Nothing has worked for me.
Since then I was refered to a new NS due to an insurance change and he has since referred me to a new pain management doctor. They are considering a SCS.
I am tired of taking drugs as they seem to not work anyway.
I found this sight after researching SCS implants.
Now to do more research.