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Will RWWill R Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:00 AM in New Member Introductions
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 .
Thanks Bill


  • hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what qestions we can. i have no experience with a SCS but i do know of several spineys on the forum who have them and are very satisfied.. i am sure som spineys will drop in with some answers to your questions... there is alot of information avalilable here on the forum if you do some reading and a little probbing..be sure and try the search engine..good luck Bill!! i hope the SCS works for you! stop by anytime! and keep us inforumed! Jenny :)
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