I am wondering if spinal stenosis can heal itself? Everything that I have read is saying that it only gets worse or stays the same over time. I had an MRI on my Lumbar and Thoracic spine about 2 years ago and I had moderate stenosis at L3-L5 and T9-T10. I had moderate to severe at the T10-T11 level, it also stated that I had bilateral foraminal stenosis on each of the levels. The new I had on 1/12/6 MRI that I just had did not state any of these issues. I am wondering if they only look for new condition or worsening conditions when listing what is on the new MRI. My pain in my mid-back, low-back, and left leg has been getting worse and that is the reason for the new MRI. I also had DDD throughout my Thoracic and Lumbar and it was not mentioned on this MRI either, and I didn't think that these conditions could heal on it's their own as both are arthritic degenerative processes in your spine. Look forward to any information or experiences that anyone has..