My husband was diagnosed with sppinal stenosis a couple of weeks ago. Back in August, he started off with pain in his back, then got to the point within a month that it was difficult for him to walk even half-a-block before he had to sit down, which helped. After lots of tests & persistence, he got the diagnosis w/ss for C3, C4 area. My question is this, has anyone experienced the following difficulties all due to spinal stenosis: 1) muscle atrophy-he has lost about all muscle tone & maybe 15 lbs.
2) overall weakness w/pain across his shoulders & neck mainly (which he was putting heat on it but discovered ice works best, 3) his voice has changed, not hoarse, but just very weak sounding, especially in the morning, 4) got a UTI-which now has screwed up his cortizone shot procedure for the pain because you have to be clear of anti-biotics 2 wks. before the procedure, and 5) intolerant to heat..came out of the shower this morning & began sweating profusely, then had a difficult breathing. I feel helpless & scared for him because this is all so devasting & has drastically changed his life in a matter of months. So I would appreciate any feedback....I just thinking that there is something else going on with him with all of his symptoms, like they missed something!