After having a fusion in my neck from C3 - T1, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. I tried everything to relieve the back pain. Epidural injections, burning of the nerves around my SI's. All types of pain medications with no success. I began to research the SCS, and with a successful clinical trial, I had the permanent implant surgery a week ago now. I must admit the recovery process is more painful and tedious than I had imagined. But I'm only 41 years old, and I wanted, needed my life back! So I felt that it is worth the 6 weeks recovery time. If anyone out there has any questions or concerns... Please feel free to contact me..