I am new here. I'm 58 yrs old. Back in '86 I was in an accident which caused me to get surgery on L5-S1 for a ruptured disc. Since then I have had fairly good luck with my back. I'd get pain once in a while from over working it and had 4-5 muscle spasm events over the years which were painful. Starting about 8 months ago I started to get numbness in my right leg. This would happen if I stood for long periods and also while walking. It has progressively gotten worse and is now also on the left side. My right foot burns and is numb often. Through an MRI I was diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis in the L3-L4 area and that disc looks good. The MRI, my first, showed the area I had surgery in, L5-S1 to be just a mess, but not causing me problems. I am not keen on having surgery on good looking discs. My nerve passage is genetically small and I d have some arthritic growth in the area. Again, NO PAIN just numbness. I had my first epidural in November and another one yesterday. Back in November the injection worked pretty fast with good results. I have not noticed any results from yesterday yet. I will have another injection next Tuesday.
My question: Does anyone else have just numbness and little or no pain from this? The numbness is from bottom of foot to the knee. I have not fallen down yet, but have come close. It also causes me to be somewhat spastic. I avoid stairs now if possible.