New to the site and need advice
I am scheduled for a nerve stimulator trial and am very nervous about it. I would like to know how it has helped or not helped others and the things you can do and not do. I know I will not be able to go for MRIs if this is permanently implanted but what about mammograms? I know I can still do x-rays and ultrasounds. I should say I have had neck and back pain for many many years but this is to try to treat pain that started about 10 years ago. I was going for a walk and all of sudden had terrible burning, tingling pain in my right calf. Over the years and especially after my hysterectomy the pain got worse. I have seen multiple doctors and have tried I think almost everything and nothing works. They think it could be a nerve sheath tumor however it is very deep in the pelvic wall so they can't do surgery. Nerve blocks, physical therapy, chiropractic, myafacial massage, acupuncture, nothing works to reduce the pain. It has traveled from my calf to my thigh, groin area and runs across my incision and into my lower back. I am not sure if this will work for me but I am willing to try it since the pain is so intense I cannot do many things like even going for a short walk. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.