Hello. Let me start by saying thank you to those who make this forum possible. It's a great feeling to not be alone and have somewhere to go to for answers and/or support.
My name is Angie; my fiance Chris has been experiencing severe lower back pain for some time now without relief much like many of the postings I have read so far. He has DDD and some other issues as well. (I will wait until he can better explain the technological terms.) All I know is, he is hurting and I was impressed when I found this site yesterday. I am hoping this site can help us prepare for any upcoming situations and especially help me to be able to be there for him in the best way possible.
During a visit to the doctor yesterday, they read his MRI and said that about 6 disks are 'fried', he has bad genes and surgery is not an option, again. We were told that he was a candidate for SCS (Spinal Cord Stimulator); I have been doing a lot of research on this procedure and found this forum including a lot of great information; I will be very grateful for any additional information or support anyone can offer.
QUESTIONS: What questions should we ask our doctor? What factors should we be leary of? What do you wish was different with your procedure if you had this done? And of course, any other information, guidance, advice or help anyone is willing to provide.
Thank you all in advance. I think the support this site creates is awesome. Blessings to all those inflicted with 'bad genes' and chronic pain...