Hello, everybody. My name is Brian and I suffer from chronic pain syndrome, spinal stenosis, lumbar, lumbar spondylosis w/o myelopathy/ degenerative joint disease and postlaminectomy syndrome in the lumbar region.
I've been dealing with this chronic pain issue for past 18 years. I've had a spinal fusion surgery at L4 S1 but it did not take. I've had many epidurals which did very little to help. My doctor says that the ineffectiveness of the epidural procedures is probably due to scar tissue.
I recently had a St. Jude's stimulater implanted onto my spine to help me manage my pain. I also take pain medications and muscle relaxers.
This stimulater has helped me out a lot but I gave up one pain for another, The surgeon implanted the lead for the wire into the T3 region of my spine. Thus causing pain there...
I'm so sick of hurting. Any way, I plan on making good use of this website. Please help me cope!