Hi all new to the form. Name is tom. I am 56 years old. I had back pain for the last 20 years. Been on all kinds of meds hate them. Got a pain pump implanted and that's does not work. Been to lots of different doctors and tried most everything.I got 2 main areas of pain. Lower back always hurts cause L5 has no fluid in disc. They wanted to operate but been dogging that. My mid back just as much pain got hurt in a procedure and been bad from that. I am at the point I must try something,anything.
So do I get my lower fused as we know it's a issue. Or do I try the SCS to see how it works on both upper and lower. I think they can cover both spots. I have been told if I do fuse the lower I can get worst, although that is from my pain mgt doctor so I don't trust that opinion cause he make money on the pump. I see lots of people get this done and are fine. I know not all go that well also. SCS being just a coverup will it last if it works will the wires break off after years in me I don't know. If you been in my type of pain and made the choice let me know the outcome. I have see Nero sierguns who would operate in a sec on the lower and fuse all 3. Let me know what you think and thanks for your time. FYI I am only looking for 50 percent pain relief.