My pain doc informed me he thinks I have failed back surgery syndrome. I had a bi-level spinal fusion (L4-S1) in late June. All signs point to the fusion going great, but I still suffer from searing radiculopathy and lower back pain as a result of my sacroiliac joints. I had injections into the SI eleven days ago. No relief. My pain doc told me that I might need to look into getting a spinal cord stimulator. I am a little squeamish about it, to be honest, and am worried about the practicality. Any input on how the SCS worked for any of you? Would you choose the meds or the SCS? I'm not asking for medical advice as much as personal advice--I need to weigh the pros and cons, and I could use all the real-life experience I could get so as to make the best decision for me (working with my pain doc, of course).