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narrowing of spine with severe hip, back and pelvic pain!??? help

missnolegsmmissnolegs Posts: 4
edited 08/09/2015 - 12:56 AM in Spinal Stenosis
Hi, I've been suffering with back pain the last 12 wks, my Dr sent me for an X ray and said I had narrowing of the spine which I believe is stenosis.

This back pain got worse where it's now effecting my hips and pelvic area. IS THIS NORMAL!?

I had an MRI last week but got to wait 3 wks for results.

I'm waking up most mornings with severe pain in either one area or all areas, and usually in tears! I also have to have a chair at side of bed to help me up.

I'm walking stupidly slow where my hips and pelvis are hurting so much..... funnily enough my back is so much better than it was!

I'm 36 female been prescribed Tramadol, gabapentin and diazepam!

Any advice or similar stories would be appreciated, I've been unable to find anything like this online!



  • LizLiz Posts: 9,768
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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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  • Hey missnolegs,

    I'm really sorry to hear what you're going through. I can relate. I have mild feraminal stenosis, but my symptoms are much worse than they should be for my condition. At least that's what my doctor says.

    I have constant muscle pain and tightness in my pelvic area. My groin and glutes are always tight and sore. My doctor put me on gabapentin a little over a week ago. Too early to tell if it's helping. 

    I've been told by two seperate surgery clinics that surgery would not help me. I've been living with this pain for two years now. 

    Anyway, I don't want to put you to sleep with my long story. I just wanted to say I can relate. 


  • LizLiz Posts: 9,768

    This is an old discussion created by a member no longer on the forum so I am closing it.


    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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