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I am so glad I have found this forum and would like to share me experience so far. I am 49 years old a very active and healthy women who is outgoing and a big golfer, and have been experiencing minor lower back pain for many years. The last couple of years it has effected by legs and hips. Physio, Chiro, and acupucture have helped my Sciatica but it never really gone away. The last three months have been a nightmare progressively getting worse. As of this week I have to be quite bent over to be able to walk without winching in pain I cannot straighten my legs or back and it is very difficult to bend. I started with Advil and Muscle relaxants then Tylenol 3's just be able to be mobile when I need to. Sitting is ok and so is sleeping. I have had a CT scan to confirm Spinal Stenosis and have an appointment to see my Doctor later today to further discuss treatment or surgery. My drugs are not working and neither are the treatments I am sure hoping to get some answeres from the dr. today because my quality of life is quite poor.
Two questions: -what other type drugs help others with similare radiating pain in legs and hips causing me to be almost paralized with pain and unable to walk.
-will a cane help me or two canes. To be honest the most comfortable way of walking is bent over a shopping cart... but I can't shop forever even though I do enjoy shopping :H
Thank you for this.