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Hello. I am 58 years old and relatively new to the world of back issues and am starting my journey into understanding more about this. I have seen an orthopedist for 2 visits, had x-rays and an MRI. The diagnosis he gave me is sciatica but I have access to the written results of the both the x-rays and MRI and there are other things mentioned including stenosis and arthritis. The doctor told me 3 options that his office could offer...PT, pain medication, and cortisone injections. My insistence that I am NOT in pain seemed overlooked to me. My main issue is reduced mobility in my left leg (slight shakiness, numbness in left foot, imbalance) and trouble walking ( that treading in quicksand feeling). I have opted to start PT as he did sort of throw in the comment that this "could" help with my mobility issues. I haven't seen much written about pain free sciatica and am wondering if perhaps the stenosis is more accurate of a diagnosis. I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks.
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