I have been in chronic back pain for almost 2 years from a simple fall. I was sent to a Pain doctor who did a series of SI injections and then just more and more epidurals, facet shots you name it she did it and I changed doctors. My new doctor I trust very much but I don't do well with surgeries and I am not a candidate for back surgery the pain doesn't radiate down my legs and my MRI's are unremarkable. He wants to do a Spinal Cord Stimulator trial soon and I want a pain pump instead. Can anyone please give me some advice on their experiences with either of these devices both made by Medtronic. I should say that unrelated to my back pain, I am recovering from 4 surgeries this year foot, then blood clot from foot so IVC filter, then major neck surgery decompression and fusion and then removal of IVC filter. I will be at the one year point for the beginning of all the surgeries on 1/29/2015.