As you can see in my signature, I have a lot of stenosis, arthritis, and DDD. My leg pain when walking is getting progressivly worse. Today was such a beautiful spring day, I went out and cleaned my car, then did some repair work on a bed that broke. I had to go to Wal-Mart for some bolts. By the time I got home, my legs hurt so bad I couldn't stand, and they have hurt the rest of the day. My insurance company has denied a new MRI 3 times, even tho my PCP has said it is medically necessary. Instead they approved 24 weeks of PT to try to strengthen my back, which has done absolutly nothing. My questin is this: How do you know the stenosis is progressing? At what rate does it generally deteriorate? If the bulging disc herniates, will I know? It's so frustrating knowing something is going on in my back, but can't find out the cause. I generally use the Ostritch Program........bury head in sand and ignore the problem
but lately it's not working. Any ideas apppreciated. Thanks for listening.