Hey All! Been awhile since I posted, been through a divorce and problems with one of my kids. I lost my insurance when the div was finalized and had to go on Medicaid. I have had no pain management doctor since January, weaned myself off fentanyl, MSIR, Lyrica, toprimate, and Savella. I have seen two pm docs that take Medicaid, one offered me an SCS saying she thought I had a 50-60% chance of it helping me 50%. SO Isaw another doc who said no meds, only ESI's. Been there done that. It has been a long 7 months, all I get is Cymbalta and carisiprodol from my primary care. The last month has been almost unbearable in the upper lumbar/thoracic area. I have a failed fusion at L2-3, central herniation at T11-12 and several bulging thoracic discs, per my last MRI in 7/2014. I am desperate enough to consider the SCS though I hate the idea of having surgery, no matter how minor, for something the doctor thinks will help so little. Also, this doctor is almost 90 mins away, I will need the trial and psych eval, I rely on my former in laws to get me around... It is just problematic overall. SO I was hoping if anyone has had success with thoracic level pain, it would be great to hear their story. Have a Great Day!
Fused L2-3 to S1 and at C5-6. I have a central herniation @ T11-12 and multiple bulging discs in my thoracic. I also have fibromyalgia and suspected arachnoiditis, awaiting my results of a recent MRI.