Hi, I am new to this site and looking for others to talk to who also deal with lumbar spinal stenosis. I was diagnosed with this about 10 years ago. I cannot stand for 20 min. or sit long without low back pain. I went through epidural injections which helped for awhile, but I also have arthritis in the facet joints, and have to get injections for that too, dif. area, not at the same time. The first epidural helped immensely. The 2nd one not as much, and I was told that this is common. I was so happy to be able to walk without pain and weakness, that I went about my normal routine, in the meantime, all the weight of me walking ( I am not overweight ) apparently shifted to my very low back into my buttocks where I have alot of arthritis, that evening I had so much pain and swelling there, that I was laid up for almost a week, and could barely walk, when i did walk, I was limping terribly. Right now, I am laid up again. I went up and down stairs to do laundry yesterday, about 5 times, and had bad cramps in my calves, and alot of low back pain all night long. I would like to hear from anybody with a similar problem and anybody who has had surgery for this and the outcome of it. Thankyou so much for any info.