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Healing Stenosis??

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..


  • dfbddfb Posts: 15
    edited 01/17/2016 - 4:20 AM
    I had spinal stenosis t11 t12. Mine was a synovial cyst 11 mm ,flattening the cord to 1 mm. It was caused by osteo arthritis. I had to retire due to arthritis. My knees went out, then right shoulder, then ulcerative colitis and just had open back surgery. All due to arthritis! If you are getting symptoms, see a spinal Doctor. If your symptoms get worse, don't wait!. I think the longer the stenosis goes on the more chances there are for nerve damage to become permanent. I'm now thinking of taking biologiics
    to stop my body from attacking itself. All studies show surgery is the best treatment..
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