Hi I have had I don't know how many surgerys, epidurals, Nerves burned away. 4 fusions in my neck in 2 different surgerys, 2 fusions in my lower back from the front and back, and had a deer broadside me on my harley 6 months ago, Luckily I didn't go down at 50 MPH but he messed up my left leg with torn tendons in the knee and ankle which I still havent had fixed. All in the last 3 1/2 yrs. I finally opted for the Pain Pump and it is making all the difference in the world for me. Its not adjusted all the way where it needs to be yet though, They have to move it up slowly, The Surgery only takes about 30-45 min, The recovery at home the first week was the only problem, You loose some spinal fluid in the procedure ( common ) so you get really intense headaches when your upright, as soon as you lay down they dissappear, Those are almost gone as everytime they adjust the dose on the pump the low pressure in my spinal fluid gets a little more normal, Its a God send for me even though its not where it needs to be yet, As far as the stimulator, I have some friends who opted for one of those and it made them " Itch like Crazy" and they have all had them taken out. The stimulator didnt really help the pain. Everytime they adjust the pump the less narcotics I have to take, Hope that helps
It really was a God send for me, doing more now than in yrs, But its periodic, they still have a little ways to go on the adjustment but it is getting there.