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multiple back surgery now neurostimulator

I fell off horse in 1996  flat on my back and had neck and back injury. Lived with pain ( did some pt) and worked fulltime and did yard work until 2003. Had surgery for herniated disc  @ C5-C6. Started having pain in right leg before I even recovered from that surgery. When I would get home from work all I could do was go straight to the couch and lie down with ice/heat until the pain subsided. Had herniated disc at L5-S1 and stenosis.  Epidurals didn't help. Started have more severe pain in right leg with numbness in foot. Went in for laminectomty and fusion which ended up being L4-S1. Went back to work with continued pain. Back to surgery. Dx failed back surgery and herniated above. Replace hardware from previous and now laminectomty and fusion from L2-S1. No working for me after that. Still had pretty significant pain. Went to neurosurgeon in 2007. More surgery in 2008. Needed to correct scoliosis with rods or said I world probably keep herniating above. Well it's 2015. Still have pain. Been going to pain management dr for over a year. Says nothing to offer from low back problem (fusion may not be solid) so just had neurostimulator implanted 7 days ago. It's not turned on yet waiting another week until swelling is better and it's healed. Please somebody tell me that they have had this done and it's changed their lives. I hate taking pain meds and only doing it when the pain is so bad that I can't get relief with ice/heat/rest but tired of missing out on taking grandkids to zoo etc because I can't walk very far without severe pain from lower back to both hips.
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