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Spinal Stenosis etc.

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:32 AM in Spinal Stenosis
I am writing on behalf of my husband who suffers from severe back pain. He has had 4 laminectomies and has undergone years of pain injections. It seems that no relief is to be expected. The pain management people tell him now to go see a neurosurgeon. He has undergone a recent MRI that shows spinal stenosis. I feel very bad for him but I begin to lose patience b/c of frustration. Is there any hope??????????????????????????????????????? He is almost 60. He has also been taking Methadone for several years too. I hope someone can make suggestions.


  • Hi, and I'm glad you stopped by! Sounds like your husband has been through a lot. I know it's hard, but one of the best things you can do for him is reach extra deep for that reserve of patience! It's not his fault he's had this lot in life, nor is it yours, but I'm sure you love each other, and that's where you need to reach.

    Please, take a look around, I'm sure you will find a lot of useful info here, along with many caring people to help as much as we can.

    Give your husband a gentle hug from me, I will keep you and him in my prayers!

  • your husband and myself are suffering from the same thing. when he is in pain and you can see it in his face it is really unbearable. only a few opinions from spinal surgeons can give you an idea as to what the chances are for pain relief surgicaly. it is not an easy fix as you have seen from his last procedure.
    i have looked into an electronic spinal stimulator that has worked well for spinal stinosis. if you type scs into the search bar of this site you will learn quite a bit about its features. best of luck and keep us informed
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,842
    common in recent years. It can be considered the aging of our spines similiar to Degenerative Disc Disease. Stenosis is basically the narrowing of the spinal canal and compress the nerves which makes it painful. Patients who have had previous spinal surgeries generally see the stenosis earlier and more severe than other people.

    Spine-Health provides details regarding stenosis.
    Take a look at Spinal Stenosis
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • You might also want to set up a consultation with an orthopedic spinal specialist. Your husband is a young man. You don't want him to be in pain for the rest of his life when there might be an option to help him.

    There is always hope. New techniques and procedures are being developed all the time. Anyone dealing with a spinal problem needs a great deal of patience. There are never any easy answers and any healing takes a very long time.
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