I have a ruptured L4-L5 that is causing me terrible pain. I've talked to my neurologist and he has suggested a neurostimulator. My concern is if I get the neurostimulator and the disc is still pressing on the nerve, won't this damage the nerve even more? I had a ruptured disc operated on 5 years ago which helped a lot, but I now have painful neuropathy from waiting too long to get the surgery.
It seems to me that I risk major nerve damage if it isn't fixed and I get the neurostimulator to mask the pain.
Is my logic incorrect?