Let me give a bit of background, I have been diagnosed with herniations/tears/bulges on the levels of L2 through L5
periphrial neuropothy in both feet and I think sciatica and chronic pain.
2 years and a few months later I am still dealing w/ constant pain no sleep anxiety and depression, I have not worked in over a year at this point I think surgey is the only thing that can help me
I have been offered a scs,
I have never had surgery, I have been through the epidural injections numerous times, which did help but dont last long intensive physical therapy program. Psycological evals....the whole shebang.
I have been at the care of an excelent pain management Dr and he is suggesting scs.
At this point I am concerned that if I do an scs implant trial/permanent implant, will that be able to be reversed if I need surgery?
I think he is opting for this before surgery because it is less invasive??
I thought scs was last resort after failed back surgery?
Is this a new school of thought or am I missing something or misinformed?