Have any of you fellow sufferers of this crazy disease had, or had a dr. recommend a stimulator implant for arachnoiditis?
My dr. has not given me any clue as to percentage of success with this treatment, I think he is only interested in padding his already fat wallet! Hate being so skeptical, I just don't trust these people anymore. Had L5-S1 fusion in '04 and now he also wants to extend that rod to up one level. Trust me that's not gonna happen. It was done at Centennial Med Ctr. in Nashville, Tn. and I never expected to be allowed to hurt that much. They gave me soma and lortab post-surg in the hospital, unbelievable. One compassionate nurse did see me and gave me a morphine hip-shot, but that was it.
Anyway, I'm dazed and confuzed and have to keep working, I'm only 59, divorced and trying to keep my home, but it's a ridiculously miserable way to live. There's multiple bone spurs, fractures, bulging disks, and neurofibromas evident as well, so I just don't trust this implant to do s.... considering I've been in pain off and on since 1978.