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I will give a general background to my problems.
I had a L5/S1 fusion in 2008, and had a problem with the feeling in my right leg post surgery for the first week, over the first month the feeling came back and I had great relief/results from the surgery.
In November 2013 I started to have dreadful back pain again and struggled walking, after a week 10 days it would go away and I'd be back to the way I was. This happen every few weeks until February '14 when things got worse and I was signed off work.
My condition got worse as the months went by, the pain increased and has been going down my legs into my feet. I now walk with a stick every day.
The pain in my feet gets worse as the day goes by, by evening I can barely stand/walk. It's stabbing, shooting, burning and very intense.
I've been spinal consultants, podiatrists and physiotherapists. Nothing has helped any of the pain.
Yesterday I saw a Dr at the Pain Clinic and was told I have a failed fusion. What does this mean?
They said my problems are caused by nerve damage and the only thing they can offer is SCS. I came home with leaflets and was advised to Google it also, I found this site and I'm wondering if anyone has had any of these issues, can you suggest anything that can help? Should I try SCS? Does it work? All I've read so far is negative reports which scares me!
Any help, advice or suggestions are welcome.
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