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Apr 24, 2016 · I am being referred to rochester mayo clinic for second opinions in Visiting Mayo Clinic

I am being referred to rochester mayo clinic for second opinions, for back pain i have had 3 micro disechtomies and 2 fusions L2 don to L5 S1. I have more pain now. I have been looking at the pain center where they have the 2 day or 3 weekbprogram. I do not know yet if that is what my referring doctor wants me to participate in or if its just to have a whole team “fresh eyes” to look at me. I am worried about the pain i am in. I understand it is not ideal to take pain meds for a long peruod of time but the option we are looking at next is a spinal cord stimulator. I guess what i am wondering is, at the Mayo will i be required to go off all pain meds and then see if a SCS will help? If anyine has any thoughts or has a SCS, i would like to know how or if it helps with the pain?? Thank you