New member with questions. I have 4 hernaited disks, 2 thoracic and 2 lumbar (L5/S1 and L4/L5). The thoracic I am told i will have to live with the pain. Every moning i get up and ice just to numb my spine.
I had a 12mm herniation and last year had a laminectomy to remove the pressure on the nerve root at L/5. I've had chrinic leg pain in the left leg and just finished a trial Spinal Cord Stimulator. It worked. Now after the trial i am waiting for approval for the permanent.
3 out of 4 doctors want to do a 2 tier fusion. The other says physical therapy. How can i do PT when i cant ven get out of bed in the morning?
Here's my issue and i hope someone can shed light on this. I now have pain in my right thigh - like a bad charlie horse. I am worried that if i get a permananent implant SPS that if i am developing problem in my other leg they cannot be diagnosed by an MRI.
I am on a regimen of Norco, Soma and Neurontin and really want to get off. Does anyone in this forum have experience with SPS?