Sorry for all the new posts. I was just diagnosed with the stenosis yesterday due to arthritis and thickening of the ligament. Scared as hell and even more confused. But I got the copy of the report today to give my PT guy and read it. It says moderate/severe stenosis at L4 and mild above levels with no real issues of compression. I am fused at l5/s1 whicj cause this. But anyway, my pain is not horrible right now. It has been manageable with over the counter drugs for the last couple years since it started. But you would think if its severe, I would be in agony. I'm not, but I am so scared I am going to be soon. Has anyone ever heard of sever stenosis that was not horrbly painful and manageable this way? I know nobody knows the future. Problem for me is I was supposed to move to California this summer to start new life. But how can I do that now, not knowing if I could wake up devastated any day now? Know what I mean? I mean I don't know if this take years to get to that point or if I am just lucky and it won't. I am just venting here. But any take on my odd pain situation is appreciated. Also, if you were me, would you say screw it and move anyway? Ugh..why now god. It's true, bad things always happen to good people, I swear.