Thank you for your replies. I been tested for arthritis and do not have it. Its not genetic, there is no family history.I have no explaination of how this came on? Two Dr's told me they believe it is from my job duties as a nursing assitant, and it would be hard to prove.So basicly I'm screwed for the rest of my life!None of theses Dr's will put in writing that the spinal stenosis was caused by my job.
I am no longer at my job,it's now been a year. My Dr said that my stenosis wasn't bad. In my report it said that it was moderate. I never went back to work after my RF procedure in May and continued to have pain all summer long.I finally had releif in November last yr. I seen the Doc,in Jan, and thats when he told me the stenosis wasn't that bad. "Hell if it isn't" I suffered chronic pain all yr last yr and still having different issues,like my lower back. Oh,but the "pain dosn't matter"!!! That's what he told me!!
I don't know how I'm going to handle a job,and find one that paid as much as my last one. I am still having problems and it's my back. I think its realated somehow.
I had a mri done a week ago and will find out the results soon. I had my blood work done to rule out arthritis,limes,thyroid,etc. So what is causing my leg pain?
I also searched for a different Doc,so maybe he can help me more than my current doc.
Any sugestions will help. I need to prove that my injury is realated to my job! My employer should be held accountable!