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Back Problems Message Board

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Hi everyone! :wave: I'm new here but I'm sure you'll be seeing me around.

In a nutshell, I've been dealing with my back problems for 4 years now. 1 year ago (Sept '05)...things got increasingly worse and I have been out of work since then. My overall diagnosis is degenerative disc disease, spondylosis L3 - S1, some stenosis, bulging discs, etc. which has resulted in unbearable pain. They've ran me through the gammet of treatments including PT...(You guys know how long all this stuff takes). I've had 3 steroid injections, facet nerve block, radiofrequency ablation, discogram, and partial discectomy. My doc says I need spinal fusion surgery but at this point he can only guarantee a 70% success rate. So, the plan is to try anything we possibly can until there are no other options.
[COLOR="SeaGreen"]NOW, I'm supposed to have a spinal cord stimulator placed (1st the trial, then the permanent). They gave me a booklet and a DVD to watch but I was just wondering if anyone has any knowledge/experience they would like to share. Thanks for any help! :)[/COLOR]

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