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Spinal Stenosis

tasherlockttasherlock Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Spinal Stenosis

I have just joined this forum from Brisbane Aust. In 2006 my trouble started with a severe burning sensation in my right leg. Discovered the problem was Spinal Stenosis and was referred to the Neurosurgery area at Brisbane Hospital. The registrar gave me some very comforting news when he said" Back operations for leg pain are 95% successful while operations for back pain are a different story". I had the surgery in March 2007 and it was successful. The leg cramping I had before the op. was gone. Was left with Peripheral Neuropathy which will be with me forever. As long as I wear the right shoes I can walk for 2/3 hours. Driving is now limited to about 20 miles before the feet cramp up like blocks of wood. Hope this helps others with this problem.


  • Tasherlock,

    Welcome to Spine Health! Thanks for posting what you did, gives me warm feelings. I have stenosis at L3/4 and L5/S1 thanks to Spinal Epidural Lipomastosis. I also have Peripheral Neuropathy that developed thanks to hernias at L2/3/4.

    Like you, my surgeons (2 so far) told me the Neuropathy is most likely to stay, and with surgery the leg pain, spasms and burning most likely will resolve, but *no* guarantees on whether the back pain itself will go. Since my neck is once again screaming for attention, the compression will continue until the neck is resolved enough to work on the back. Glad to hear you did get improvement. Again, Welcome aboard!!

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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