Welcome to the CP forum!
I just wanted to stop by and comment that Shell74 has given you some pretty good advice. I have had a double lumbar fusion surgery, and now suffer the dreaded failed back syndrome (FBS)
Do as Chutz recommended, and please get a second opinion when dealing with something as serious as this. I think if I had the option of a "Pain Pump" or the "Stimulator"...I would opt for the pain pump....but again it too!... would be a last resort, if all other med's were not working anymore. oh!....and another suggestion!.....please feel free to use the "Search" button in the upper righthand of this page. There are lots! and lots!....of post from members about
the "Stimulator".....I'm willing to bet you will find more than enough information on this very subject....as it has been covered extensively here.
Were glad you found this site, and it is very admiral of you to help advocate care for your mother.
Please visit us as often as you wish. We are a chronic pain support group, and the members here are the best on the web, in doing so.
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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 5/25/2011 3:52:26 AM (GMT-6)