HI,my name is Jake and like alot of you I have alot going on with my back ,DDD,Arthritis,blown disks pressing on cord on lumbar and mid back,neck problems Ect.I am 36 and hurt my back ten years ago and had cronic pain ever since.Tried most stuff, cryo,PT,ESI,TENS,inversion,ETC,been on pain meds for years,morphine for about two years I was on 120mg day .MY ortho said I am not a good canadate for surgery because of were the problem is and my weight. but if I lost 50 lbs he would do a two level lumbar fuison. I weight 290.My pm doct wanted to do the scs I agreed. I had the scs trial and I got it to help my low back pain but the leads seemed to cause some problems ,restrictions .When the leads came out my middle back felt better and felt walking was easyer. I would like to know What is the down side to the perm SCS and the restrictions,bending twisting. is it alot like the trial or does alot of it get better with the perm SCS?