I am so glad I found this forum! I have just been diagnosed with spinal stenosis. I have always had lower back pain but in recent months it's become severe to the point where I have a hard time functioning day to day. I wake up in the morning so stiff I can barely move. I have to force myself to get going and have pain constantly. I just got the results Friday and have to see my doctor tomorrow to see where we go from here.
I also have my two babies, a 9 month old son and a 20 month old daughter so needless to say I am VERY busy, lol. I have been really depressed since I got the results because I know I have years of running and playing with my kids to do and wonder if I'll be able to! I am scared, angry that I overdid it so much when I was younger (very physical job) and I am just so sick of being in a lot of pain all the time. I had a CT scan but they are sending me for an MRI as well to get a more detailed picture of my screwed up back. I am guessing he will send me to a pain clinic and back specialist. I know I could not opt for surgery for at least another 5 years. Recovering from surgery with two babies to care for isn't an option for me right now.
I would appreciate some advice on dealing with this and would like to hear what has helped your pain. Thanks!! Jodie