Spinal Cord Stimulator SCS- Any testimonies?
I have failed back syndrome after 3 surgeries: laminectomy & microdiskectomy, spinal fusion & facet fusion - all at L4-L5. I have DDD, hypermobile joints & chronic pain. This has been ongoing for about 4 years now. A recent MRI showed nothing new. My pain mgmt. doc (whom I trust) has recommended the SCS from Boston Scientific. I have the mandatory psych evaluation this week. If Blue Cross (ugh!) approves the procedure I could be having the trial within a month. I have some reservations but I don't feel I have another choice, save narcotics & misery. We have 2 children & I can't be the wife & mother I should be unless something changes drastically. I have read all the literature on Boston Scientific's website but I would prefer to hear from real people. Please comment if you have personal experience with a Spinal Cord Stimulator or if you know someone who does. Positive or negative, I want to hear about it. Thanks in advance!