Hi all! I'm completely new to this site and I stumbled across it after trying to find some research on young people who have Spinal Stenosis.
I'm only 24 years old and judging by my CT scans and symptoms, this is what I have. But I want to ask people who have actually had this problem some questions.
I actually found this problem after having problems with urination. It eventually got to a point to when I went to the bathroom, I felt like I needed to urinate, and nothing would happen. I wound up in the Emergency Room a few weeks ago, got a catheter, had some tests run, and they couldn't find anything.
I had a follow up appointment with my doctor and he ordered some scans. On the scans they said that a had a disc protrusion on my L4-L5 and that I had a narrowing tube in my back. I have no idea what that means. But they also said they think this problem could be what triggered my problems with my bladder and not being able to urinate.
First, does this even sound like Spinal Stenosis? If so, have you ever had a problem urinating because of it? Finally, what is the best recommended treatment for someone as young as me?
ANY Feedback or advice anyone can give will be so so appreciated. I'm a little concerned that this may be more serious than what I thought.