I'd also like to welcome you to the board. I don't know anything about the SCS...although my Neursurgeon wants to put one in. I declined simply due to the things I have read here. A few seem to get relief, but many do not. I don't want another surgery on my list for another failure and I don't want to be limited to no more MRI's if I need them. I'm sure you understand.
I can understand the L5-S1 issues, the feet issues and the muscle pain though and I can fully understand why you are seeking help. I came here for that too and these guys are great! You will find a great deal of understanding and compassion (not to mention knowledge) here.
Anyway, I just wanted to welcome you and to let you know that many, many of us here understand the pain of back problems and how they can change your life in a moment...forever. We know fully about depression and anxiety and pain that never seems to leave.
I am glad to have you with us on our journey, but sad that you have to suffer the same way so many of us do.
Failed TLIF L5-S1, Miltiple Bulges/Herniations, Scoliosis, Pituatary Disorder, Fibro, Failed Bladder Surgery, Failed Nissen, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CFS, TMJ, Migraines, HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia w/Diabetic reaction to HGH, Bi-lateral CTS (now trigger finger), Edema, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Plantar Fascitis, Tibular Tendonitis, Adult Onset Flat Feet, & Vision Issues