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I have had a fusion at the L5/S1 with hardware in June of last year. I am still having debilitating pain. My new PM Doctor performed myelogram/CT scan. Results from test is the fusion did not fuse, edges broken and now I have Large posterocentral disc herniation with marked mass effect on the thecal sac at L4/L5, possible loosening of screws, no osseous fusion across the L5/S1 disc. My Neurosurgeon who performed the operation & my PM Doctor suggested SCS implant. I worked in the industrial construction at Oil & Chemical , & paper mills for the past 30 years. Work consists of sandblasting, High Performance Linings & Coatings in tanks, concrete containments, concrete restoration using chipping guns, rock drills, etc. Would a SCS implant hold up to stress I would be putting on my body? Does anyone think it would help at all? I am going to see another Neurosurgeon for a second opinion at the end of thee month. I am not wanting another surgery if possible. I have been out of work for over a year. Fighting Cigna for Disability. Any feed back would be appreciated.
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