Hi I'm new to this site as have only started researching the subject today after being advised that a stimulator will be the best way forward.i suffer mainly from excruciating lower back pain and a lot of pain in my legs. I use crutches mainly outdoors or a wheelchair if its totally unbearable.
Currently I'm taking fentanyl patche 75 mcg, oxycontin 20mg, oxynorm 10mg, amitryptiline 80 mg, diazepam 5mg and lamotrogene 200 mg.
I originally had a "massive" disc prolapse in 2006 which was not very successful. Since then I have had many epidural a and nerve root blocks and then a spinal fusion in 2011. During the fusion surgery a dural nerve was damaged which left me with no feeling below the knee and foot including toes on left leg.
I suffer from incontinence too but manage that with tablets as not keen on any surgery for that.
I also suffer from a really sharp tingling sensation and pain in my legs when taking a pee which I absolutely do not look forward to.
I have now been told that a stimulator may help.
I would be really grateful to hear members experiences just to get an insight into this treatment.
I'm not good with computers etc so hence the lack of research.
I hope I've explained as much as I can and hope to hear from someone soon