I wanted to reach out to members. I am new here. Recently diagnosed in April 2015 from an MRI and my doctor with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, l-4, l-5 torn and bulging discs, degenrative disc disease, and arthritis of the spine. I am here to seeking information for these conditions, pain management advice, and support. I am an active mother, wife, and work full time. Thirteen years ago, I had a back surgery on one bulging disk the L-5 that was quite a success - no pain afterwards til recently. Plus, back then MRI did not reveal any other diagnosis. With these conditions, I experience pain, numbness, and the pins and needles sensation on my left side and down my left leg. Sensation of pins and needles is 24/7. I have found relief from pain with otc medications and I walk a lot with husband 3 to 6 miles a day. I am just wondering how all this has happened with out any real symptoms until recently past few months and in my eyes so quickly. I am in the waiting stage for referral to go through with insurance for physical therapy and a pain management clinic.
I look forward to reading responses.