I have had minimal invasive spinal surgery twice which both times gave no relief to my back and leg pain. I then had a fusion at L5/S1 in October last year. It is now 9 months since my fusion and the fusion is looking great in X-ray but my back and leg pain is getting worse. My neurosurgeon is talking about implanting a spinal cord stimulator. I am wary of this and was wondering if a pain pump would be better. I am on a lot of medication at the moment and the side effects are really getting to me. I am on Lyrica, Amitryptiline, tramahexal, and an anti imflamitory
I am still struggling with quite significant pain, I can only work for a couple of hours a day and have to spend the rest of the time lying down. I have just turned forty and to think that the next forty years of my life may continue like this is a terrible thought. Will the pain pump give me my life back?