My surgeon and pain dr. both are going forward on this. I have had two back surgeries, an L4 s1 discectomy and most recently ( 2009) spinal fusion at L4. Fusion went well until about a year ago. Today i have terrible burning like pain throughout my back. Also lower pack pain and minor leg numbness and tingling. MRI showed a minor disc herniation L5. I went thru the usual serious of injections for facet joint syndrome. Even had nerve root ablation. Nothing has helped. I take two percs a day but because of my strenuous work i seem to be only making things worse. Last week dr suggested i discontinue the percs and try 15 mg of morphine, one a day. That did nothing to take the pain away at work. . I didnt want to take a second one on my own, so i called him and he told me not to. So now im scheduled for the spinal Cord Stimulator in a few weeks. Its so frustrating because i really shouldnt be working, but of course i dont have that amount of sick time so i suffer through the work day. BTW, i asked him today what actually is my diagnosis, and he said Failed Back Syndrome. Anyone else have that condition...and did u have the Spinal Stimulaor?