Implants for sciatica ?
Hello everyone! Twelve yrs. ago, I had a failed fusion surgery on a Torn disc in lumbar 4-5 which also resulted in a sciatica. I have been getting nerve blocks every 4-6 months from my pain doctor, but now they are not helping much at all.. On a quick question to a neurologist, he said it may be time for an implant. Does anyone know what he means and what the chances are of it actually helping me? There are days that I can not walk and the pain is beyond excruciating! The meds for the actual back do not help these leg issues at all. Over the years it has spread from just the left leg to both legs! Some of my family members swear there is a permanent nerve block that can be done for me, anyone with information on that either? I am new here and any advice or info will truly be appreciated! I am 52 this month, a mom , wife; and home maker. In other words I do it everything but without pay checks, just love! Thank you!