Hi I have had to neck fusions with the cage inserted. first 2006 then 2009 c5-c7. C5-6 I have spinal cord damge at this level and have problems that arise from this. Both ops I had no choice as I would of be paralysed if not. It and is difficult as I have SC damage which comes with its own pain and issues. I am now 41. I have issues with my lower back now also. Suffered 4 l4/5 disc prolapses, most recent one one month ago. L4/5 disc is virtually nothing left now and I can herniate it with ease by the smallest of actions. The great old NHS here in UK has now decided our GP`s can no longer refer a patient for an mri of the spine now so I have to wait to see a consultant (long wait) or pay myself for a scan to see what is going on at present. I know from previous scan I have spinal stenoisis at l4/5 S1 level . I have facet joint problems also I believe. The lumbar issue is my biggest problem now and tbh its been going on for 5 years now steadily getting worse. I have tried injections and physio but not much helps. I would like the disc removed tbh now as it is giving me leg pain and sitting pain also and the fact that it keeps prolapsing! But cannot get to see a specialist.Last time I seen a surgeon he said to get your mind to accept the pain and deal with it :0.
Does any one on here suffer with stenosis ? if so what treatments have you had?? recommend surgery?? etc