Have suffered back pain for past 10 yr's . Have used chiropractor who also did acupuncture also had a massage therapist who does reflexology. Finally reached a stage where none of this was any help . Finally after a lot of coaxing from spouse and her making a doctors appointment because of her concern with the amount of Tylenol / aleve / and motrin I had been taking after x ray sent for MRI of thoracic and lumbar.
Had lamenectomy performed from L 2 3 to L 4 5 for moderate stenosis. Still suffer from chronic pain can no longer take NSAIDs as they shut my kidneys down .
Have taken tramadol/ hydrocodone/ oxycodone / gabapentin / hydromorphone / metaxalone / butrans and some others I have forgotten
Current meds exalgo 8mg baseline hydrocodone/apap 5-325 and diazepam 5 mg .
Have pain still in lumbar which makes muscles spasm creating issues with some discs in thoracic . Current pain management doctor is considering a spinal cord stimulator.
Has anybody had this implanted .
Has it helped ? Did your body become accustomed to it and now no help ? Would appreciate any input .