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can someone help me please

Hi my name is Karen and I have been suffering with an inability to walk very far or stand on my feet for any length of time. I have had numerous tests including every blood test possible. I was referred to a neurologist and have had xrays ct scan, elctrode testing, dopla's and eventually an MRI scan.
All tests have been normal apart from the elctrode testing and the MRI
Electode showed symptoms condusive to L5 - S2
The MRI shows spondylotic changes to C5/6 and C6/7 and some minor changes to L2/3 and L5/S1 but no significant abnormality has been found.
Gutted is an understatement as for the past 8 months my mobility is almost zero. My whole life has had to change to accpomodate whatever is the issue. I can no longer shop, go to the gym, do daily chores around the house or do my food shopping.
My consultant has referred me to pain clinic and no longer wants to see me. Anybody got any suggestions and where I can go to next.



  • LizLiz Posts: 9,768
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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
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