Hey, I'm a 31 year old male and last year I suffered spinal cord injury due to not knowing I had a severe compressed spinal cord due to congenital spinal stenosis.
I didn't know about this at all. I just woke up one day and couldn't move my right leg very well and started walking with a limp. Just a week before that I was doing fitness and kickboxing for 5 sessions a week.
I had decompression surgery in august last year and I'm still under tests because there are still some doubts about having enough space in my cervical canal after decompression.
Like I said this left me permanent spinal cord injury and I'm devastated by that.
My first surgeon who did the surgery asked if I had a trauma, but my surgeon who is on my case at the moment said that my canal has been too narrow from birth so that's why I am experiencing this stenosis at an early age.
My question and main concern is. If my cervical canal is so narrow will my lumbar canal also not be at risk? I've asked for a full back MRI, but I have no pain in my lower back so the hospital see's no point. But I didn't have pain in my neck either and that caught me by surprise. One place in my spinal cord with an injury has already left me quite devastated, so I am really worried this might not be the end of this story.
I guess there is no other way than to pay for an MRI myself (if it's affordable). But do you reckon this would be a good idea? Or do I have nothing to worry about and should just let it go?