I had a laminectomy at T11, T12, and L1 in Jan. 2006 to remove a spinal cord tumor. Since then the pain in the surgery area has never gone away and is getting worse. I take pain meds by the handful and they don't work.
I was referred to a new NS due to my insurance changing and he prescribed Amitriptoline and Neruontin. I was a ZOMBIE on that stuff! I couldn't take it and do anything. They are now referring me to a new pain management doctor and they are thinking about doing a SCS.
All the research I have done on SCS is for patients with back and mainly leg/foot pain. I am wondering if anyone here has had a SCS for JUST back pain?
The thought of surgery and having something installed in me sounds crazy but if it will work sign me up! I am ready to get control of this and go on living.