Spinal Stenosis
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September 17th, 2008 | by admin |

 

Cervical Stenosis Physical Therapy Treatment

By Milos Pesic

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The vertebrae are a series of bones connected to each other forming the neck, also known as the cervical spine. The spinal canal, which encloses the spinal cord, runs through the vertebrae. The spinal cord contains major nerves that allow arm and leg movements, sensation, including bladder control and bowel movements.

Cervical stenosis is the condition characterized by the narrowing of the spinal canal. It occurs with age as the intervertebral discs starts to lack water content and hardens. The discs can shrink in height and stick out into the spinal canal. Spinal joints also bulge and protrude into the spinal canal. When the spinal canal narrows, the resulting pressure on the spinal cord leads to another condition called cervical myelopathy, which affects nerve functions.

Cervical stenosis usually does not have symptoms. If it has advanced to cervical myelopathy, the patient may experience neck and arm pain, weakness, and difficulty in moving the arms and legs. Incontinence also occurs in later stages of the disease. Symptoms may appear gradually or develop rapidly.





Early detection plays a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of cervical stenosis and cervical myelopathy. Your doctor will perform a physical examination and diagnostic tests and recommend an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging ) and CT (Computed Tomography) scan to be able to see the level of narrowing of the spinal canal. You may have to undergo other tests for a complete diagnosis.

What are the treatments for Cervical Stenosis?

Depending on the stage of cervical stenosis, treatments may be operative or non-operative. Usually, patients who have severe fragility and pain in the affected areas and difficulty in walking require surgery. Non-operative or conservative treatment, which includes cervical stenosis physical therapy, is ideal for mild cases.

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Patients should understand that cervical stenosis physical therapy would not reduce the narrowing of the spinal canal or bring it back to normal size. The goal of cervical stenosis physical therapy is long-term pain management and increased function that will enable the patient to control pain effectively and function normally without having to undergo surgery.

Cervical stenosis physical therapy starts with improving flexibility in the neck, arms and legs through stretching exercises. It is also important to increase circulation and develop endurance in the arms and legs with cardiovascular exercises such as swimming and treadmill exercises. Your therapist may also add strengthening exercises in your program. While most of these exercises are always under professional supervision, your therapist will also provide you with exercises that you can perform independently.

Supervised cervical stenosis physical therapy may take three or more months. If your condition does not improve after cervical stenosis physical therapy, your physician will then recommend surgery.

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  1. 76 Responses to “Spinal Stenosis”

  2. By William D Gibson on Oct 7, 2008

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    I had surgery for spinal stenious but I’m still having moderate to severve leg pain mostly in the calfs. Feels like I just ran a long run without streatching properly. They are real tight and ache almost all the time? What can I do?

  3. By Norman Millen on Oct 14, 2008

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    Fop about 5 or 6 years now I have been suffering with chronic pain in my lower back and down my left buttock down my leg and my foot is numb most of the time, Now my left arm and shoulder are giving me the same pain.I have trouble sleeping because of the pain even though I take percacet on a regular basis, The doctors tell me it is a mild case of sterosis.
    The first Doctor told me I required surgery and after waiting 24 months I was sent to a sports clinic which ended up irritating it more than ever, Now I am going through the same process all over again. PLEASE is there anything that can be done to alleviate this pain. Norm Millen

  4. By Marie Morris on Oct 14, 2008

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    Norm, Sorry you’re in so much pain. Believe me, I know your pain. The chronic pain in your lower back and down your left buttock is referred to as sciatica. It can be excrutiating and it was for me until I went to Orthopaedics and they recommended I have an injection in my spine. This helped me alot and I haven’t experienced the pain anymore. Also, you may try physical therapy for your arm and shoulder and if that doesn’t help, ask the pt what they would recommend. Good Luck!

  5. By jon trujillo on Oct 15, 2008

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    For 5 years now i have been having sharp jabbing pain between my shoulder blades.Its also very hard to hold my arms up for short periods especially when lifting objects.Frequently,Ive been experiencing a cold,tingling,and numbing sensation in that area also.Ive also been noticing sharp pain in my fingers and wrists and I feel that this may be all tied together.I cant even sleep with my arms over my head and my wife tells me that I moan in my sleep.Percocet and soma help but is there any other types of non narcotic meds that well work just as well?Can you give me an idea of what I may be suffering from?

  6. By lonnie williams on Oct 16, 2008

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    im 33 soon i’ll be 34 next month. the orthropedic gave me seven shots in my lower back,nothing worked, then he sent me to a chiropractor and he ordered for a spinal traction now do he think i have spinal stenosis,plus he said that it looks gentic. i did’nt know what he was talking about until i got on the computer. every body was thinking i was lying,im taking all kinds of pills and i was just going along with the doctor,what can i do…..

  7. By lonnie williams on Oct 16, 2008

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    with spinal stenosis will i ever work again or do i have to get s.s.d.i i need help what do i do i have to go in for spinal traction what can i exspect is it gonna work will it last im 33 yall and this feels like its the end of every thing for me all this on my mind is deppressing at first it was just fustration,people did’nt know what was wrong with me, until the other doctor said he did’nt understand why no one eles saw what he saw

  8. By Sue Kreim on Oct 16, 2008

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    Have been reading and love the these are recent letters! I feel for Lonnie. I’ve suffered back & neck problems since I was 17. I am now 53, unable to work, in excrutiating pain, waiting on S.S.D.I. For all the years no one knew what was wrong, I kept working, was denied disability twice, and now got an attorney to fight for me. To live with this much pain is horrible. I hope someone can help Lonnie now and get him back to work soon. I don’t ever have a day without pain. The neurologis is reluctant to do surgery since I’ve had the stenosis so long as well as fibromyalgia, arthritis, & others. But I’ll do whatever it takes. Good luck, Lonnie! I can’t understand either why Drs.don’t see this. You can see it in my walk, stand & gait!!

  9. By Sonja on Oct 21, 2008

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    I am 57yrs old and I was having major problems walking about 14yrs ago and then it landed me in a wheelchair. I had surgery done on my back with fusio/de-fusion, bone chips taken from my right hip to put in my spine. I have also had severe pain from time to time until about 4yrs ago and it NEVER stops. I just came from the doctor and I have been told that I have Spinal Cord Stenosis with Arhtritis. I am taking major pain medication that consists of Percocet which is Oxicoddone taken about tree times a day depending on the pain, I also take Oxicottin every 12 hours, and Zanaflex taken at night time because it is so strong that it will totally knock me out. The pain is still there and I am waiting to see what else they can do to make the pain go away, it may result in surgery again.
    I really hope that no one has to have things this bad with medication for any of you.
    Good luck and take care.
    Sonja

  10. By Ashley on Oct 21, 2008

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    I am 25 yrs old and i had a baby 18 months ago, and every since the epideral i have had discomfort in my back, such as burning of the spine and most of the time i cant stand to touch my spinal area. it hurts . it just always so tender.

  11. By george mccleary

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    on Oct 23, 2008
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    can spinal stenosis become a permanent thing

  12. By Deb on Oct 28, 2008

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    I am 53 and just spent 10 years of agony similar to Sonja. I was in bed for a year before getting my L5-S1 fusion and L4-5 flex fusion in March of this year. The doctor used a piece of the vertebrae for the fusion because of the issues with pain etc from using the illiac crest fusion. I was fianlly pain free for a few months, then Labor Day mornng I rolled over and stretched and felt and heard a “pop”. Now the surgeon thinks I tore a disc, so i have another painful discogram coming up to pin point the disc so he can do another surgery. I was hoping not to go through this again for at least another 6 years or so (because of the spinal stonosis and disc degeneration), but backs are funny things i have learned. And yes George, spinal stenosis is permanent. There are procedures to relieve it, but from what I have studied it is a permanent disorder.
    I know what it is like “not want to be here” anymore. When you have pain like that, and absolutely no quality of lifeit is tough to want to wake up and face another day. It is SO very important to have supportive family and friends plus a doctor/surgeon you trust. If any of you want or need to talk to someone who has “been there” I would be willing to listen.
    I hope things get better soon for all of you.
    Deb

  13. By Derrick on Oct 29, 2008

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    I am a 39 yr old Soldier who was blown out of my humvee gun turrent about 40 meters in Iraq by a roadside bomb,landing on upper left side of my torso..i have had 8 surgeries so far in both shoulders, left elbow ,wrist and had fusion on left foot anyway have been diagnosed with disc degeneration in c3,4 c4-5 c5-6 c6-7 also in T1-2 t2-L1 and L2-3 L3-4 L4-5 L-5 to S1 these all are bulging,some protruding moderate stenosis and contact with nerve root.So needless to say i have gone through PT epideral injections w/ trigger point injections relief has always been short lived and because im a soldier my care was managed by military and still is now im allowed to see civilian Health care the only relief ive got is with percocet and 1000mg racoflex muscle relaxer and lidoderm patches,lyrica.I guess my question is is there hope or suggestions out there

  14. By Lisa K.

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    on Oct 30, 2008
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    My exhusband has been diagnose with the spinal stenosis. He has surgrey for is lower back and is now looking at another surgery to relieve some more pain. His comment is that if he doesnt have this surgery he will be wheel chair bound in 5 years. Is this really what lies in store for him if left untreated? Is there more surgery in his future, more pain? Will he evenutally end up in a wheel chair anyway? I cant seem to find anyone that has that kind of information. He is relatively young (48) and I feel bad for him. Any help for some understanding would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Lisa K

  15. By Kelly Scaduto on Oct 31, 2008

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    Derrick

    My boyfriend is going through a similar situation, his neck was broken in a training exercise in Korea getting ready to enter into Iraq and he has now undergone 3 surgeries, 2 while in the care of the military and finally what appears to be a successful surgery that was done by a civilian orthopedic surgeon. He still has some tingling, spasms and shooting pain, but it has gotten better. We are hoping that it will not go to the extent of going back on percocets so that he can live some sort of normal life, I wish the same for you. Now that you are able to be seen by civilian doctors I am hoping your quality of life will also improve.

  16. By Sol Gordon

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    on Nov 13, 2008
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    I WOULD LIKE SOME COMMENT HOW TO TREAT SPINAL Stenosis

  17. By Sol Gordon

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    on Nov 13, 2008
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    What type of physiotherapy is given for Spinal Stenosis?

  18. By Sol Gordon

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    on Nov 13, 2008
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    what type of physiotheropy is gien for spinal stenosis?

  19. By Sol Gordon

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    on Nov 13, 2008
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    How is stenosis treated?

  20. By Victoria on Nov 24, 2008

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    Hi everyone, my brother Michael works for the Air-Force, and has passed out, pain, numbness,
    and just had surgery for spinal stenosis to his neck. His case is very severe to his whole entire spine! The doctor was surprised he was not tripping, shuffleing, and falling down. He is only 35! He may be looking at more surgery in the near future, because he will end up in a wheel-chair. He also has disk
    problems, and arthritis to. I feel so bad for him!!! The surgery went very well, but it may, and may not work for very long, because of the spinal stenosis. I also have the same problem, but my spinal stenosis is light to medium at times. My legs go numb sitting, and
    when my dog lays on my legs they go numb. Not fun! My heart goes out to all of you, because I know the pain you are dealing with. Good-luck with all of your options, I just wish there was something better for spinal stenosis.

  21. By Mary on Dec 3, 2008

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    There is always hope. Try dhanda yoga. The focus is on making the spine limber and stretching. I have cervicle stenosis and I do yoga everyday it really eleviates the pain. Also there is a lot of new outpatient surgery, you will be better in time.
    God Bless and thank you for your service to our country!

  22. By brenda talbot

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    on Dec 8, 2008
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    Can anyone tell me if they quilified for s.s.d.[social secuity disability]caused from spinal stenoss???

  23. By Lou on Dec 14, 2008

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    I have had a spinal fusion 4 years ago, but still have back pain. Unable to stand or do anything much. I had an epidural Monday thinking it would help. On Friday my low back and thru the front got real sore and kept progressing until I can’t hardly move. It is the week-end so can’t call the doctor. Has anyone had an epidural that made you much worse. The pain is low back , possibly l-5 and S-l, going through the front and down my legs and in both hips.

  24. By michelle on Dec 23, 2008

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    hey i am 14 and i have this deise or how ever you spell it.
    i have to get surgery on it coiming this summer or april.
    i have so many questions and i am super scared
    :D
    i have a 51 curve.

  25. By carol on Jan 5, 2009

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    I would like the answers to all the questions you have listed. Thank you.

  26. By Bobby Carpenter on Jan 7, 2009

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    I have severe pain, burning stinging, feel I’ve been in a very serious car accident with every bone in my body effected. Cant sleep, cant rest. This is in my neck, shoulders, arms and hands, then from my back to my toes. Cant take any more, what to do.

  27. By karen on Jan 7, 2009

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    Hi Michelle: I know you are scared, but try not to think about it. I am not sure what you have, is it scoliosis, curvature of the spine. If so, I had the surgery done when I was 16. If you would like to discuss, or if you have questions re: scoliosis or your upcoming surgery, reply back to my e-mail and hopefully, I can help.

  28. By Malinda on Jan 12, 2009

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    Hi,Im 47yrs old Ive worked in the same nursing home for 23yrs.Around june of 08 I started having alot of pain & numbness in my legs.Couldnt even walk threw the gro,store any longer.In Nov,08 I was told that I had spinalstenosis which was a thicking of my spinalcolom that was causing pressure on a root nerve,along with a bulging disc.Was told that he(the Dr.)could fix this,by slicing the disc and shaving away bone off this root nerve.So comes time for sergery Dec 1,08 Iwas told would have to cancel you have a urinary track infection.So sergery resch Jan 29,09.Then my boss tells me if Im not back to work 03-01-09 im term.Because after 12wks off according to the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 they nolonger have to employ you.I guess what I wanted to ask enyone out there if they knew ,Could this be work related (wear & tear) and can they fire you like this for being hurt.And by the way I wanted to tell enyone interested that Lyrica and mobic are wonderful drugs for spinal pain I dont feel high I feel relief.I guess when you realy need it thats when you dont get the high.

  29. By Malinda on Jan 12, 2009

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    Hi Brenda,I dont know if you can, but if you find out please post it on this site ,because if you can Im sure there is alot of people including myself that would like to know.

  30. By Lorrie

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    I cried when I read your comments, especially about understanding “not wanting to be here any more”. I have had back pain for years, mainly sciatica but it took many years to finally diagnose me w/ spinal stenosis. My DR says he cannot help me w/ surgery. The injections only aggravated my condition and made me sick. I feel so helpless. I can no longer go to grocery, housework or have a single moment w/o pain. Sometimes the pain and helplessness makes me feelhopeless. I have been denied for disability once but plan to appeal. I am only 47 and know that i cannot work but they say I can. I have no health insurance and although the free Chrisitan clinic I go to is great, they won’t prescribe anything for pain. The pain is so severe and persistant and now my depression is just as bad.

  31. By LEE BRANNEN

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    I’M 74 YEARS OLD AND HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH
    SPINAL STENOSIS. I WAS WONDERING IF ANY ONE CAN TELL ME IF FOR SURE THE INVERSION TABLE
    WOULD HELP OR HURT MY CONDITION.
    MY PROBLEM IS IN MY NECK. I ALSO HAVE A NERVE
    PROBLEM DOWN MY RIGHT SHOULDER. CAUSED FROM THE SPINAL STENOSIS.

  32. By Michelle on Jan 19, 2009

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    Malinda, I just had C3 C4 replaced with cadavers and C5 and C6 fused everything is fused now but if this is a work related injury they can’t fire you! I would have to say that everyone’s healing process is different and with me since I have such extensive nerve damage because of it my healing is not in days weeks are months mine its yrs I still can’t walk with out my walker and then I can’t go very far with out my legs dragging.. Then I go back in on the 28 Th to get the back of my neck done this surgery is called multi level decompression cervical laminectomy because my spinal fluid is not flowing in the area that is still narrowed. sorry i didn’t mean to babble about me. I would call the Texas work force commission and then contact a lawyer since this threat was made. spinal stenosis is no laughing matter and should be taken seriously especially by your employer I would think they would be more worried about making this easier on you instead of scaring you that you might not have a job. Truly sorry that you have to go through this I pray all goes well for you. Michelle

  33. By Michelle on Jan 19, 2009

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    Sorry every one I am not the michelle who is 14 I am 31 and next time I post I will post my last name initial sorry if I confused anyone.

  34. By Michelle on Jan 19, 2009

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    Hi Malinda Sorry I don’t know where you are located so call your states work force commission they will give you answers and still contact a lawyer just in case they will give you more info also.
    Michelle M.

  35. By Wayne on Jan 22, 2009

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    I have read several comments, people suffering from back, neck pain.So I decided to share this experience.In 1991 I was diagnosed with C3/4 C5/6 and 7 herniated and bulging disks and the possible fear of paralysis in my upper extremities.
    after several visits with all types of surgeon Doctors my last Neurologist words were, I will be back for the surgery. WELL ! its been 18 years since that time and I wont say it was all peaches &cream yes I had my ups &downs but whats most important,how I approached the condition meaning I was more concern about the prognoses as well as the diagnoses.At one time in the early years I recall I could not hold a coffee cup without the assistance of the other hand under neath while drinking.It took 7 years before my body readjusted and trust me sometimes the pain was so bad I recall knocking/punching holes into my walls.I never was a pill taker however, from time to time pain killers help to ease the content nagging,knife stabbing,sharp,piercing,involuntary muscle reactions,I have a somewhat high tolerance for pain but after 3 weeks 24×7 I’m ready to take anything.I felt surgery was not the best approach (once cut) your done your body has been invaded and there’s no turning back so I ALLOWED nature to take its course,finally after 7 years I returned to the gym,I cant express,elaborate enough exercise works. I started with the bike since I increased smoking I decided to kick the habit and I did.
    Four years later I rarely see/visit a doctor associated with my condition until my parent took serious illness and I halted the gym to care for my Mother.I didn’t mention I was 39 when I was injured,now I’m 58 and my only regret is not finding the time to continue with the gym,its 2009 I will be trying to get back by March the condition is slowly working its way back to haunt Me.

  36. By Mia on Jan 23, 2009

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    Any advice for cervical stenosois surgery? What is the surgery like, post care, collar worn, recovery period, type of physical therapy afterwards, overall info would be greatly appreciated, four disc’s to be done in March. Cord very compressed in neck, so cadaver bone replacing mine, entry through throat. Thanks Mia

  37. By Mary K on Jan 31, 2009

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    Don’t despair. New techniques and discoveries are always coming. I had L4&5fusion on dec19 because of stenosis. Shots in the spine didn’t work. Doc inserted metal mesh spacers between the vertebrae, injected my bone marrow into the spacers and then using titanium rods and screws, braced it together. Immediately, my back pain was gone! However, I developed terrible nerve pain in my left leg due to the fact the nerves were moved aside during surgery to access the spine. The Doc prescribed an anti-convulsant, gabapentin, for the nerve pain. Ask your doc about it. It works! I went into the surgery strong; If you have to have the surgery,get in very good shape and be prepared. I am 57 yrs old. I was dancing and doing yard work only 3 weeks after surgery!Best of luck to all of you and a very heartfelt thanx to our military.

  38. By Mary K on Jan 31, 2009

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    Wayne; your health is top priority. Get back to the gym. You can’t help anyone else unless you are feeling great. Best of luck.

  39. By Mia on Feb 6, 2009

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    Thank you Mary K. for the info. I am very nervous about this operation. I also suffer from a variety of ailments, RSD both feet (from foot surgery), RLS, CPLMD,Neuropothy in legs, Diabetes, and must stay on antibiotic until surgery because I to have a bladder infection. I walk 2 miles everyday to try and get ready for surgery and to keep my feet and legs going! Then it’ll be onto my lower back which is also in tough shape. What is the neck brace like? Thanks for any more info.

  40. By jean c on Feb 8, 2009

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    i have spinal stenosis and have lost my job and the ability to work. four the last five years of my life have been hell. i can’t find a doctor familiar with this problem, and those that are only refer and refer me to others doctors to rule out something else in the meantime i am suffering and getting worst. i am taking epihdural shots and can’t really see a improvement. sometimes i must be in a wheelchair and the pain is so intense. i have had a seizure where i injured my neck falling face down now i am in worst shape. i need help does anyone have any suggestions.

  41. By Mary K on Feb 21, 2009

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    I had the surgery on lumbar, not my neck. So I cannot answer your question about the neck brace. Ask your doctor detailed questions before the surgery to put your fears to rest. I wish you the best. Stay strong, focused and you will be ok. Bless you.

  42. By Mia on Feb 22, 2009

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    Thank You,Mary K. I hope you’re well and continue to stay healthy. Anyone out there having had this cervical surgery, any info from a patient’s view will be greatly appreciated. I have asked all the questions, read all the books, but still would like to hear from the “horse’s mouth” so to speak!
    Thanks, Mia

  43. By LORETTE JOHNSON on Mar 11, 2009

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    i have spinal stenosis. i suffer from back pain, right leg pain, and pain in my left hip.
    i have difficulty walking

  44. By darla

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    does anyone experience severe itching on the inside of thier legs and/or upper buttox when relief finally does come? the pain comes and goes, when it goes my inner right thigh and upper right buttox itch so severely that i scratch until i bruise and bloody myself. anyone?

  45. By Doris on Mar 22, 2009

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    Hi everyone im 51 Ive got cervical osteoporosis and spinal spondylosis bone spurs all this neck
    stuff. any way my doc said i needed to have surgery. and i havent yet , thank the lord
    but i do go to the chiropractor it as help alot my neck was out of line im free from numbness, stiffness, tingling, ive been going 8months about 2 times a week but i would like to know if anyone eles goes to the chiroprator and if it helps .some times i feel good when i leave the next day or to and then i will hurt again then ill go back . thanks

  46. By andrea d. on Mar 29, 2009

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    I have spinal stenosis, 5 or 6 disks good for nothing. A neurosurgeon I saw last week, after PT, acupuncture etc., recommended posterior decompressive laminectomy. I’d appreciate hearing from anyone who’s had experience with this type of surgery?

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    Hello, My nightmre started in febuary of 08, I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma stage 3B, (wonderful 40th Birthday Gift). I started chemo in April. In or near my July treatment started having problems in my lower back, a sharp burning pain down my outter right leg to my knee, numbness in the toes of both feet, at first dismissed as poss. nureopathy induced by chemo! Boy was I wrong! suffered all the way up to October of 08, went to my primary care Doctor had a CT with contrast first diagnosed with degenrative Disc Diease. in L-3 to L-5 showed ruptured/bulging disc. Doctor sent me to Orthopedic surgeon 2nd/Ct and Bone scan ordered then set up for a spinal shot to releive the pain (failure!) orthopedic doc/ refered me to orthopedic surgeon in same group
    (more scans) Note* MRI’s NOT poss. learned I was bad clastrophobic with anxiety attacks! not a very nice thing to go through especially for the unlucky person giving the test! anyway had a mylogram finally diagnosed with spinal stenosis (YAY!)Had Back procedure to shave the vertebrae near root endings trying to repair the nerve damage, about a five inch cut center of lower back (Yeah Real Fun!) a nice velcro waist belt with adjustable back support ( feels like a 2×4 strapped to your lower back!) the preasure is unbeleiveable! Want to talk about depression no we won’t even discuss this! Been waiting on ssid (JOKE)unable to work been out of work for over a year. I’m a very busy person never been sick a day of my life until my 40th Birthday! then WHAM! Hodgkins, type 2 Diabetes, spinal stenosis, Diverticulitos, Kidney stones, anxiety and depression. and wouldn’t you know it since surgery 1 week ago, Burning stabbing pain and numbness still in right leg, toes still numb,
    new numbness and tingling in right shoulder and upper arm and a DAMN Headache that has lasted everyday for one week (taking Benadryl to counter act the itching the percocet is causing). I don’t mean to complain but what can I expect next? Already feel as worthless as one person could be! Dragging my whole family down. My advise to anyone going through this is: What doesn’t Kill you, only makes you Bitter! Trust me this statement is more true than “Stronger”. Anyhow not looking for sympathy guess I just wanted to rant a little (TEE HEE HEE!) but on a more serious note ” Doctor’s don’t get rich off well people! think about it! well good luck to you all! and God Bless You!

  48. By joan p on Apr 4, 2009

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    hi im 32, going on 33. i have had this pain in my shoulder and neck area for over a year. finally got the nerve to go see a doctor and they totally dismissed me. then i went to another, this one took an xray and gave me some mild pain medicine. she reported back and sent me to a nueorologist. they sent me to get an mri and sent me straight to richmond without even explaining what was going on. cant sleep, hurt all the time and they wont give me anything but anti-inflamitory for the pain. going to nuerosurgeon soon and afraid of surgery. i am a single mom who does lawn service for a living. dont see me holding trimmer for hours at a time with my neck and shoulder the way it is. hope everyone with this does well and feels better soon. never knew so many people had so many back problems. good luck all

  49. By CAG

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    Hi!I have the the same story like Deb & M Hill.
    I thought I was the only one. I did therapy,epidrual and lumbar fusion blocks. The
    doctor tried the discogram. Too painful I need
    sedation. I’m waiting on SSI since Dec 05. I’m getting the run around for money I worked hard for. I take the Oxycodone & Flexiril to relax my musles. I’m still in alot of pain. Yes it is permanent.

  50. By Linda on Apr 20, 2009

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    For those interested in finding out about ssd try this link.
    http://www.socialsecurity.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/1.00-Musculoskeletal-Adult.htm

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    If you click on adult to the left of this link you can see all disabilities they cover.

    I just found out I have central spine stenosis c5-c6 and c6-c7 advanced DDD at c6-c7 multiple small disc bulges c4-c5 through c6-c7 deg anterolisthesis of c4-c5 and c5-c6.
    I just registered with a neuro and can’t wait to find out what all that means. I went through 5 PT sessions and it caused major pressure at my occipital (spelling?) along with alot of dizziness.
    Was told to see my doc and she immediately stopped all PT. Anyone have any thoughts on that?
    Thanks for being here everyone!
    ~Linda

  51. By polly

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    I’ve been through spinal surgery and lower back fusion in 2005 and to this date I am still in severe pain constantly. Medications are the only way I can deal with the pain and not sleeping. I still am getting injectioins and epidurals which is only a short fix. Also, chiropractic and physcial therapy are painful and seem useless. If there are any new remedies or procedures I can undergo plrase let me know. Thank you!

  52. By Jackie on May 14, 2009

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    I can’t believe that I stumbled onto this blog. Unfortunately we all have our own story, but share so many sympoms- both physically and mentally. I was DX with bone spurs @ C5-C6 in 7/01 and started an oral steroid to reduce inflammation & pain. Here’s where it all goes down hill for me. About a week into taking the steroid I missed the top stair and fell 4 steps down, landing with my elbows extended behind me (to protect my neck or so I thought). 2 days later I had a f/u visit with G.P. and informed him of my fall, but since I didn’t demonstrate any symptoms of trauma he didn’t feel I needed another MRI and ordered PT instead. This was short-lived due to increased neck and L-arm/hand pain and numbness(anywhere from a dull constant ache-deep bone-type pain, to sharp/shooting pain. So then, I was given Vicodin and sent to Pain MGMT for an epidural injection (looking back I wish I would listened to the voice inside me and fought to have another MRI before having the injection). Don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking the use of epidural injections for some people they can be very effective in either pain relief or determining if your health situation requires a more aggessive approach. 3 days after the injection I ended up in a walk-in clinic for an allergic reaction to Vicodin, it is also the day I met and hired my current physician. He informed me that I had nerve root impingement and to see a Neurosurgeon ASAP. Unfortunately, my body couldn’t wait for the appointment,even though I continued to contact previous G.P. with any changes in my symptoms (pain/numbness in both arms/hands,back,and l-leg) he continued with the wait-and-see approach. I was awakened 5 days later with a jolt that temporarilly left my entire body numb from the neck down,I don’t remember exactly how long it lasted but I DO REMEMBER THAT IT SCARED THE HELL OUT OF ME. Once I was able to get up I wanted to use the bathroom but was unable to urinate(any sign of loss of bowel/bladder either incontinence or inability to void can be a sign of Cauda Equina Syndrome which can occur with spinal cord compression. I ended up having emergency surgery due to bone spurs breaking off during my fall, becoming embedded in my spinal cord @ C5-6 with hemi-cord compression and a blown disc. 6 months later I was DX with herniated disc and cord compression @ C6-7 which I also elected to have another discectomy with fusion 2/02. After surgery I think you initially feel such relief because that constant pain is not there or at least it’s not as bad but you have to remember that your body is still in the healing prossess. The nerves that may have been affected by compression can take up to 2 years to regenerate. It wasn’t until 12/03 that I was DX with a central cord herniation and cervical myelopathy @ C4-5 and once again the solution was surgery. I’m not going to lie it hasn’t been a bed of roses ever since. I have my good days and not-so-good days and some really bad days. It is important to listen to your body, if you notice changes in the type of pain/tingling/burning or if you notice new locations being affected notify your DR,PT,etc.

  53. By Liz on May 25, 2009

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    I’m 32 years old and last year I was 8 months pregnant and in a very bad car accident. Ever since I’ve been in a lot pain. Sharp pains between my shoulder blades,lower back, down both legs,hip pain, bad right knee pain, and numbness from time to time in my legs and hands. I’ve done chiropractic treatment,and it didn’t help. I had 3 MRI’s done and found I have a couple slipped/protruding discs. I went threw traction to try to fix my discs but it didn’t help. I then I was sent to physical therapy. It helped me with a lot of my stiff movements and has eased some of pain when I turn in certain ways but the pain has not stopped. The orthopedic surgeon said I should get shot treatments and if that doesn’t work surgery. I don’t want the shot or the surgery. My cousin went threw the same thing did both and is worse for doing it! She’s now in constant pain and addicted to Oxycontin and Percocet and tries to take any other strong drugs she can get her hands on. She also has other health problems that she takes meds for and with everything she’s OD two times this year. I refuse to be like that. I am in pain every day. I continue to do exercises the therapist showed me to strengthen my back. Try to stretch as much as I can. I do have Percocets but I take them only when my pain is so sever I can’t stand and then I only take half the pill just so it will bring me down to bearable pain level. Mornings are bad! It takes me forever to get going and moving somewhat decent. Taking care of my kids is a challenge every day. Days that I want to take them outside to play I have to take a pill just to get threw it. Then I pay for it later.I can’t work any more. I can’t stand/sit for long periods of time without my pain getting worse and my legs and arms start to throb and or feel numb. I’ve read so many of these sites with everyone’s pains and stories. I cry every time. I hate that others go threw the same and worse pain that I do. I’m truly afraid of going back to the doctor and let them do anything with a needle or knife to me.The shot only masks the problem anyway. It doesn’t fix what is causing the pain.My next door neighbor is going threw the same thing as me. He chose to have the shots. His last visit the doctor didn’t do it right and when he go the shot he was immediately in sever pain. It hasn’t stopped yet even with the medicines! That’s been 3 weeks ago. My suggestion is try exercise. Look into many different types that promote low impact but strengthening for your back. Stretch. Good luck to you all and may God Bless You!!!

  54. By Lou on May 26, 2009

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    Liz,
    Has anyone mention Fibromyalgia to you.? Your symptoms sound like you also have that along with the bad disks. Many times after a car accident or other trauma patients will also get Fibromyalgia. It is a very painful thing and is worse in the morning. Many people are helped by Lyrica or Cymbalta.
    I also have Fibromyalgia, have had back surgery, but still in so much pain.
    Good Luck, Lou

  55. By Terry Collins on Jun 7, 2009

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    I am 58. I was born with spina bifida. I Also have spinal stenosis, partailly slipped disc, cracked vertebrae, severe degenerative bone loss disease, severe arthritis. Now my muscles in my thighs front and back have begun to pull tight and draw up so bad that I can not straighten my legs out. I have to control my breathing while I am trying to fight this off. When this happens I have to support myself in order to try to stand up straight.The left rear side of my spinal column was operated on By ThecLaser Spine Institute in Tampa Florida which has not done a bit of good, all that they did more than anything was LIE, LIE, AND MORE LIEING TO ME AND CHARGE AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF MONEY. I have just as much problem as I did before. I feel like I am going to be wheel chair bound. IS THIS TRUE AND HOW SOON?????? Some doctors have told me I have only one option and that is to have my spinal column fused from L-1 thru L-5.I can also feel my breathing throbbing down thru my spinal column all of the way to the base of my spine and it hurts each time I take a breathe. I know mu health is getting worse and I know that because of LSIs invovlement it has been made worse. I need to have some answers given to me that tells me the entire truth and I need to know if I am going to be totally and 100% disabled and when. please help me with some answers. I need to know. there are things I need to do and help to seek out. HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. By Joel on Jun 25, 2009

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    To all..
    I have had lower back pain for two years and started to believe it was going to be a way of life for me. After trying several different treatment options, I was refered to a chiorpracter. I went armed with my x-rays and MRI. After about six visits I rarely have any back pain, and absolutely no lower leg pain. I know some people are timid to try chiorpratic, as was I. Iwould not have went if my doctor had not recomended it. So dont rule out any methods of treatment, especially before trying surgery.

  57. By barry

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    iam 47 been through 5 failed lumbar back operations scar tissue on nerves shots did not work. trying to get a surgon to clean it out but he said it will grow back have 2 cages in my lower back l4_l5 IAM READY TO die CANNOT TAKE THIS PAIN NO MORE 15 years just to much. going to doc in 2weeks if he does not cut me well there is no more hope.

  58. By Nora on Jul 27, 2009

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    to Barry,
    I am ur age and I had 3 failed spinsl fusions/laminectomies, hardware put in, taken out, then in 1988 had a FDA study spinal operation called an Interpedicular fixation. I too have rods and screws, and landed in the hosp. last Nov 08, and found out I have 5 buldging discs in my lumbar, as well as my thorasic area. I am have been perm. disabled sinbce I was 25. I know your pain. NOONE knows what u r going thru unless they experience it themselves. My neuro said he would not operate b/c of the scar tissue and all the levels.

  59. By Archie L. Doddo on Sep 4, 2009

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    I am 72 and plan on having a fusion, L-2-3,L-3-4 should i go threw with it? I have stenosis of the lumbar. Please comment. Thanks Arch.

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    Hi Archie,
    I’m facing the same surgery you are and I have stenosis.I’m having a Fusion on S-1 up to L 3-4.And 2 laminectomy on L3-4 and L4-5. I was in a car accident on Dec 26,2008.Having a fusion will strength your back. I’m going to have my surgery, I’m 47.The dr basically has to re build my back after this accident.Yes, I would have the surgery, you back will be stronger. The only down fall is dealing with the pain and going through the healing process. I haope you have a Great Dr. I live in Fitchburg,Mass. Let me know how it goes,Take care, deb

  61. By Marion on Sep 5, 2009

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    I too suffer with pain in my neck …which causes bad headaches in the back of my head..6 years ago i had surgery with 2 fusions in my back…Now it has come to my neck..(cervical) my back surgery was a success but now the problem is going up…i had epidural shots yesterday and feel a little better…my doctor said becauce of my age (68) i am not able to have another surgery….i have severe stenosis and i am worried about my future…i am not able to take any pain killers with codene as i have bad reactions to it…am hoping that a few more shots will help….

  62. By Kristi

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    I just got the results back from my MRI,I have an annular tear in L3-L4,broad based disc bulge combines with facet arthropathy and hypertrophic ligamenta flava changes to produce mild to moderate central canal stenosis,bilateral recess stenosis,and moderate bilateral foraminal stenosis.also L5-S1 and L4-L5and mostly pronounced at L4-L5.All I know is that I HURT….everyday….And I am sick of getting shots 3 times a week(my back looks like a pin cushion)PLEASE….Does anyone have any answers as to what will HELP!!!

  63. By Archie L. Doddo on Sep 11, 2009

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    Deb, I wish you well with your operation, i know you will be fine. You are young enough to go threw the after surgery problems. So hang in there, bless you. By the way i have decided not to have surgery, just not sure with it. Arch.

  64. By Ava

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    Dear Barry,

    Sorry to hear about your archanoditis, which is scarring of nerves around the dura and spinal cord. If you can check out the website http://www.adhesions.org

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    Hello to everyone. I was reading all the stuff everyone posted. But here is my problem. I’m 26 years old. I was diagnosed with Lyme’s disease in July of this year. Went through treatments for that. And when all of my symptoms didn’t disappear they sent to a neurologist. I had weakness below both needs. They could not figure out what was wrong with me. They sent me to 2 different Infectious Disease Doctors. They told my lyme’s disease was treated and that there was nothing they could do for me. Well my dr. got MRI authorized and it came back that my lower back has at least 2 slipped discs and 2 herniated discs along with spinal stenosis. have to go to neurosurgeon on the 9th to find out what they are going to do. I have numbness and tingling in both legs along with lower back pain. I have read alot on the spinal stenosis but it has to due older adults. I just would like some answers if anyone has any good sites to check out.

  66. By Matt on Dec 7, 2009

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    40 years old. when I was a child all these spinal conditions were never heard of. I have been dealing with the pain of Spinal Stenosis for about 8 years. It has destroyed me Mentally, I was a hard worker, a Logger, Graduated from US army Mechanics School and a Transmission Mechanic. Ive always tried to be on top of the moment, but honestly Spinal Stenosis hit me like a thief in the night. what I been dealing with now is my organs trying to shut down. The medicines helped for awhile, but after looking back on it all. I feel like I sped up the condition trying to be normal on the medicines. I hope you all listen when I say this, I feel like the medicines may have took as much toll on my body. I never even heard anyone else talking about having this much pain. Im trying to hold on until the Lord takes us home. Ive been told all my life when you think you got it bad that you can look around and see that you dont. I tell you, a person endures damage just having to admit the weakness of it all with no answers to the questions. If I was in control I would take everyones pain away.

  67. By jeff bowman on Dec 31, 2009

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    i feel for you i am 50 yr old have had 4 back surgeries last march 09 axia-lif which didnt work left me worse off than before and i have bone spurs in cervical area c6-c7disk problem.I am very confused also on what to do therapy does not help and had considered the laser spine centers but you have to travel to florida or ohio which they dont take insurance it is out off network and very expensive and still no guarantee this will work either.

  68. By Jane

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    I HAVE HAD 4 LUMBAR SPINAL EPIDORALS, ALL THE DOC’S WERE DIF, AND ALL AFFECTED ME DIFFERENTLY, I USUALLY WAS BED RIDDEN FOR WEEKS AFTER, BUT, ON 3 OF THEM, MY PAIN IN THE LEGS WERE BETTER, AS THE LOW BACK, I ALSO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR VERY VERY REGURALY, NOW I HAVE BELL’S PALSY AND CANNOT WALK MUCH, PAIN IN BOTH LEGS SEVERE, I AM THINKING OF GETTING ANOTHER EPIDORAL, BUT, THIS PAIN IS DIF. FROM THE STENOSIS, I AM GOING TO A NEOURLOIGST WED, THIS LASER STUFF I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF, BUT NO SUGERY FOR ME, I HAVE GONE TO PT FOR YEARS, AND GO TO THE AQUATIC POOL FOR 1 HOUR 2X PER WEEK, THAT HELPS, BUT NOW I AM HOME BOUND AGAIN, CAN’T SLEEP, SIT, OR WALK, I AM 52 GOING ON90, I TRIED THIS WEBSITE, BUT NOT MUCH LUCK, THE LEG PAIN/SPASM STARTED 2 WEEKS AFTER THE “BELL’S” MY FACE IS BETTER, NOT MUCH OF AN ISSUE, IT IS THE LEGS, FEET, ALMOST LIKE SHIN SPLINTS PAIN, I AM READY TO GIVE UP

  69. By BARBIE on Apr 26, 2010

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    Dear Brenda Talbot, My boyfriend has spinal stenosis and he is receiving disability now Good luck to you!

  70. By bill on May 3, 2010

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    I had the operation for stenosis, fusion and my feet are on fire, especially when I urinate, is this normal?

  71. By bill on May 3, 2010

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    I had tingling in both feet and legs, due to the pinching of the nerves, before I could have surgery, I got a drop foot on the left foot, Cant raise it up, evev after the major surgery and fusion. The surgery was 2-8-2010 and i have to wear a special brace and shoe on the left foot. The back appears better but the feet and legs are shot, can barely get around.

  72. By bill on May 3, 2010

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    You better go see a nuerosurgen, I had the same problems you describe and had surgery. Before surgery though, the left foot turned into a drop foot which you cannot raise up by yourself.You have severely pinched nerves it sound like and the faster you get help the better.

  73. By sheilla anderson

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    About 2 years ago I fell straight on my back and some how, strain my muscles in the lower part of my back. ever since then I’ve had harsh sharp burning pain in my back almost like I’m straining it all over again. The pain gets s bad once I sit down its screaming pain to get up, but everyday I continue pray that isn’t as bad the next time, because can’t have surgery its not an option I care to indore.

  74. By sheilla anderson

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    Hay Jeff, I have been reading you’lls stories and no doctor has convinced me yet that the surgery will help, sounds to me like you’ll just paying something thats not working anyway. Sorry to be so gloomy about this but the idea of someone cutting into my back is crazy, I feel like if was a cure for anything what money would the doctors make. Sorry I’d just assume deal with a little pain than all those issues and pain after.

  75. By JOE on May 7, 2010

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    Can Any buddy tell me if i would be able to return to work after spianal stenosis suragery?

  76. By Dana on Jun 10, 2010

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    I was terminated from my job also (FMLA) I had a series of 3 epidurals while still working for the company, before I had my first surgery. I had undergone my first back surgery in March of 09 for a microdiscectomy in L4 and L5. I had been diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease, Stenosis and Radiculopathy. I had a second surgery in June of the same year (which was only a little over a month from the first surgery) My Employer terminated me 7 days AFTER my second surgery.. I couldn’t believe that they could do that due to the fact that I’d just had a second surgery and was STILL UNDER DOCTOR’S CARE. It’s been just over a year and I haven’t been able to work since all this. The pain is excruciating, I can’t sleep, and the pains down my legs and the burning in my back is just too much to handle at times… Depression has set in for a while now. I have 3 young children and I am 33 but feel 80 most of the time. I WANT MY OLD LIFE BACK!! I want to be pain free and not have to take any medications. I live in Alabama, and according to our laws, we can be terminated for just about anything….for no reason.. If our employer doesn’t like what we are wearing on a certain day or if we like Mexican food and he doesn’t.. Not Fair in my opinion but it happened to me because I had back surgery.

  77. By Marifel on Jan 26, 2011

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    i have a friend who had undergone spinal surgey. he was advised by his surgeon to do swimming as part of his recovery exercises. what strokes or swimming exercises would be advisable for him?

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