Hey guy's....first post, I just found the forum. A real brief bit about me: I'm a 39 year old Paramedic, have been out of the field for years but starting to get back into it. I've had a fusion L4-L5-S1 and a a kyphoplasty at T12 (separate accident.) Been living with pain that somedays is mild to others when it's severe (on my feet for several hours without being able to take a break.) My pain mngmt MD thinks I'm a good candidate for the SCS and I'm going back to talk about scheduling the procedure in a couple of weeks.
I guess my question is, are you guys living an active lifestyle after having this thing implanted? I'm bending and lifting with my job obviously, MD seem's to think this will be ok. Other thing is, should I be in severe pain ALL the time to need this device? Some day's I'm ok, but when I'm really on the go for hours on end it can be horrible.