I posted several months ago because I was referred to a pain clinic for possible SCS for leg pain due to lumbar issues. Just thought I would provide a quick update on my PM experience to date.
I have had a few visits and the docs I have met seem great. I have not had any pain meds rx'd so can't say anything about a pain contract - it hasn't come up and I have not been drug tested either. My primary manages my meds and has not said anything either.
I finally had the psych eval yesterday and it was just a brief conversation and that's it. I was all nervous and worried for nothing.
My trial starts on 2/10, but I was told that the trial usually goes well. Sounds like a placebo effect. So for most people the expect they will install the SCS anyway....hmmm.
Anyway, I am kind of hopeful and looking forward to possible pain relief.