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A brief history: 10 years back pain on and off in severity, 2 years extreme leg/foot pain in left side, foot pain right leg (and back pain). Bottom 2 discs are bulging, lower disc the problem.
Had physio, acupuncture, spinal injections, nerve block, 3 MRIs. On max dose of Gabapentin, Naproxen, Codeine. Just been through NHS surgery consultations and they’ve decided not to operate based on what they can see (spinal cord not compressed, purely a pain issue). Referred back into system for pain clinic, waiting now for appointment.
Pain restricts my mobility to the point where I rarely leave the house and suffer continually from high levels of pain despite heavy medications. I’m 39.
Has anyone tried a SCS and what was the outcome? Hoping someone has or can point me to other things tried.
UK people ideally - US very different, NHS severely underfunded and we cannot get the same level of care in the majority of cases (or afford private care).
Thank you in advance, I know not many success story patients check on these boards, but hoping some still do.
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