I've been doing some research on spinal cord stimulators because my PM doc is encouraging me to start thinking in that direction. I've gotten myself confused though because I've read conflicting info about how they work for neuropathic pain versus mechanical pain.
I have mechanical low back pain (although the specific cause is unknown because everything that can be fixed surgically has been done). I know that SCS seem to work well on neuropathic pain, particularly with back pain that travels down to the legs. However, I haven't found much info on how they work for people without nerve injuries. My pain is limited to my low back, and my main pain symptom is that I cannot sit at all. The goal with the SCS would be to improve my sitting tolerance. My concern is that since we don't know what my pain generator is and there isn't a specific nerve root to target with the stimulator, it seems like it may not be super helpful.
Has anyone with mechanical low back pain had success with a SCS?