I am 58 y.o. with history of scoliosis, kyphosis, pseudoarthrosis and spondyliolithesis. I've had over 10 spinal surgeries. Started at age 12 and they used bovine (cow) grafts. Had a body cast and wore Milwaukee brace for over a year. About 1965 my body started rejecting the bovine grafts and had to have surgeries redone harvesting bone from my hip. Then in 1988 started having lots of pain and went to an adult scoliosis specialist. My previous fusion failed and was done again with metal hardware. I am now fused L4-5 and L5-S1. Pain progressing to the point I had to retire on disability in 1999. Since that time I've had PT, psychotherapy, injections and no success. About a year ago primary care dr referred me to pain management to only be told he wouldn't touch someone with my extensive problems. What are they here for?
So I have just deteriorated and have suffered financially, emotionally as well in my personal relationships.
I would like to know if anyone has any success with relief with similar history. Looking into radiofrequency ablation, neuro stimulator or pain pump.
I live in a rural area and any "expert" I go to will probably require travel so I am doing my homework and need your help. Please let me know of your successes as well as failures.