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Just been diagnosed with spinal stenosis

Danielle22DDanielle22 Posts: 1
edited 04/30/2015 - 6:31 AM in Spinal Stenosis
Hi. I've just been diagnosed with spinal stenosis. I am only 24 and can't seem to find anything about young people having stenosis. Does anyone know how I've got it at such a young age? And is there a cure? I don't know if I can live with this pain for ever :'-(

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  • jabby1jjabby1 Posts: 6
    edited 07/25/2015 - 8:12 AM
    My surgeon is great, I've thoroughly vetted him. From what I have studied he has accurately identified 2 pain generators at L1-S5:Waste material all around nerve from herb disc and bone spurs SOLUTION:Total clean out around nerve which means some bone come out.This will exacerbate instabilty because of damaged disc with some bone out. The fusion will lock up spacing & movement. The nerve will be cleared. All my other spine nerves are clear ( for comparison).Procedure time:2-1/2 hrs max cause the op rm reserved for 4 hrs including setup & cleanup time.Now my focus is to keep walking & keep core muscles up to date. I can do pain if the ultimate goal is in sight. He says I will do fine....biggest risk:infection. My age:68 male

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  • one of my complications has been lumbar spinal stenosis...it's been horrible, but with acupuncture, special PT work and spinal exercises I do a couple times per day, I can now sit and not be in horrid pain. For a while I was going everywhere with a donut pillow, now I don't. But do sit on the donut pillow at computer.

    There are many spine exercises for this condition.

    As I see it for me, with surgery my body has been thrown out of alignment in many ways...my stability is awful too.

    Dealing with bodywide osteoarthritis and Fibro doesn't help things.
    Bodywide OA, Fibro and complications from Hip Replacement.
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