Hi, I'm new here. It's been a little over 10 years since the pain started. I've been to some doctors and they didn't know and sent for x-rays that revealed that my bottom backbone is too large.
I read the description of Spinal Stenosis, and that fits me to a tee. I'm always huddled over shopping carts in the stores. I can still do a lot of things but not for long periods of time.
I've looked at the exercises and tried a bit of them. I am currently waiting to see the specialist but that won't be until just before Christmas. All I know is that I'm going to do as much as I can before then so I don't end up going under the knife.
My biggest current issue is my weight. Since it hurts to walk, I've gained even more weight which increases the load on my back that compounds the pain which makes it even harder to walk. For that I'm gonna have to get a bike and start riding to to get the metabolism up.
I still have hope though. I've had 1 period a couple of years ago where I could walk five miles in a straight line, but I messed that up by taking a hike in the bush. That caused a painful flare-up that has lasted a year and a half to date. I just missed bush walking so much that I just had to try. Won't be doing that again.