just a quick quesiton
i have been having pain for 10 years but the last year it is increasing. pain goes from butt to just above the knee and i can't walk more than 50 yards without having to stop due to pain. I also bend over when i walk, all classic symptoms of stenosis. surgeon says stenosis on mri does not seem that severe but that does not mean it is not painful. also no herniation from disc but he thinks the metal on the L3 is loose and moving around which mimics sciatica. had x-rays to check the disc, bend over and see spine bent on x-rays. anyone else have had these issues with back? i go in to see him today and will get reading on x-rays. anyone else have had dr state stenosis is not that bad but have extreem pain while walking? please let me know
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.