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Hello - New SCS implanted 4/23/09
I would like to introduce myself.
I had an ANS Spinal Cord Stimulator put in April 24th 2009.
I had (have) pain that radiates from my lower back, down my butt (right side), shoots down the outside of my right leg and goes all the way down to my three smallest toes. Sciatica, Stenosis, and Failed back surgery syndrom are some of the things I have heard, along with "your MRI looks good". The only "GOOD" picture I've ever taken seems to be of my back.
To make a very long dramatic story short, I tried everything from injections, surgery, and narcotics. The only thing that really worked was the narcotics, but "they don't work for nerve pain!" That really P's me off because it was hell to get some narcotics.
Anyway, I had the SCS put in and it has been wonderful for pain control.
I plan on letting you all know how it works for me in the future and will write more about the SCS experience.
The SCS was a last resort option, but it seems that it is working great so far.
Talk to you all later.