Hubby has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis at the age of 65. He is otherwise very healthy but the pain is wearing him down. He is avoiding taking pain pills as much as he can as he fears addiction. He is also a very physically active guy and does not do well 'sitting around.' And I rather think that he is doing more physically than he should but he needs to be active.
We have seen a neuro-surgeon and now are awaiting surgery as the doctor felt a laminectomy was the best procedure. He also said there is no nerve damage that he can see and appeared very surprised at this. Surgery will be at least six months down the road.
Anyone have suggestions on how he can relieve his pain and avoid getting any nerve damage. He comes from the old school that a ' real man" just keeps on going despite pain.I know he thinks I am nagging him to stop doing stuff but I am so afraid he will do significant damage before he has surgery.