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i know this has been discussed and want to add a wrinkle to this forum (for me anyway)..back surgery 98 at l4 l5 and started expering pain right away. i have had this pain since op and it is moderate to severe. tried phy thery. ice, head, tens..then the doc put me on 10 mg oxycodone which was enought to aggravate me, the pain grew worse..sixty days after op he suggested that i have a fusion, three doctors ruled against my op doc because he told me it would cure my pain, op refused, since then i have been working with a wonderful pain doctor, nothing has changed, pain lower base of spine, across to left buttock, (very painful in left buttock) down left left (moderate pain), and left foot numb, from base of spine to center of back spine, experience moderate to severe pain. had mri last 2nd week of nov and it showed zip, nothing, yet the pain continues. any type of activity, raking, sweeping floor makes pain worse. cannot get a decent sleep, when i wake in morning the pain is awful. (spent 2600 on new mattress for back support, worthless) age 71..meeting with new ortho doc next month..i discussed with my doc could this be stenosis and would it show on mri. - doesn't know. the tingling in left leg is constant, foot numb hasn't improved.- on 150 mg oxycodone daily.-type two diabetic, doing so well i came of di/meds. get a t-shot every ten days, was on depression meds but the t injections cured the depression.-the way i came off di meds is i use ten pound weight to excercise upper body, do this to burn off sugars (yes very careful how i exercise, no twisting, bending) one last things, toes in left foot. index and middle numb and painful, bought special shoes (sas shoes). ok i will sit back and see if anyone can share their experience with me that may be similar..long shot but i know people that suffer usually have great info and always willing to share ..thank you


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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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