Is there anyone who had a combined spine surgery done same time as the implant surgery or who has weakness and difficulty walking prior to SCS implant and have their weakness improved after the implant surgery. I was scheduled to have my SCS reimplanted this month(it was initially implanted last year but got infected and had to explant..) unfortunately I have worsening lower limb weakness and had an MRI which confirms cord tethering, syringohydromyelia and lipomyelengocele. Now the neurosurgeon want to do detethering surgery alone and not put the implant same time. I was hoping to have it has combined surgery to avoid another surgery soon. My question really is if anyone have experience a situation where they have combined another surgery with their implant surgery , still deciding whether to push the Doc to have the surgery together.