I have had my scs unit in for just about
a year now and it works well, takes away alot of leg and thigh pain, doesnt get into my feet as much as I need, (I have tarsal tunnel in right ankle) but I get a shot of cortisone in it every 4 months and that takes care of that for a few months. I was having pain on the sides of the legs, which isnt usually the spot with lumbar back nerve trouble so they wouldnt do surgery on me, besides if they did it would have been 3 disc fusion, and I wasnt in the mood for that. I would say if the pain you are having is mostly leg, then a unit would help, if its more in the back area it prolly won't. :)
Diagnosed with DDD, Tarsal Tunnel, 3 Herniated discs, Arthritis in hands. Asthma, Hypertension, Diabetes.
Currently on 75 mcg Duragesic Patch, Neurontin 4800 mg daily, Relafen 1500mg daily, Lexapro, and have SCS unit for leg pain.
PAIN SUCKS :(