Have read posts on here for years. Just joined today. I am 52, and the last seven years of my life have been brutal. No need to bother with detail, fused from S1-T8, SCS implanted five years ago. I travel extensively for work, and it takes a toll. I recently had some sort of spasm or impingement above my fusion, it made me scream out... I refuse to go back to the doctor, as I don't want to hear any more of the same. Going to take a new direction. Try and let it heal itself!