my body is 60 yrs. old and i have been diagnosed with lower spinal stenosis with inflammation to L3 and L5. i've been in treatment for months. started with standard cortisone injections into effected areas. did not get long enough benefit from them so he has twice now put me under and x-ray machine so that he can better pinpoint the injections. that last time i saw him he described my L5 space as "horrible" and called it arthritis. he only did the last injections because i pleaded. basically he is saying that he doubt that anything can be done based on the mediocre results i've had from injections. this man has an excellent reputation so i don't doubt what he has to say.
i am wondering if anyone out there has had a similar experience. i really don't want to have to live with this painful disability! any advice or sharing will be greatly appreciated.