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Greetings! I'm a 57 year old man who is getting ready for my second spine surgery. My first was an L4-L5 laminectomy in April 2008. My second will be on February 14 of this year. It's also going to be a laminectomy, this time @L1-L3
. Both surgeries address(ed) central stenosis.
My primary symptom is leg weakness and muscle fatigue. This has been getting progressively worse over the last 5 years. I am at a point where after walking less than a mile my legs stop listening to my brain. I simply lose control of them and it's either sit down or fall down
" height="20" />" height="20" />" height="20" /> Current MRI shows "severe thecal sac compression with obliteration of CSF". I do have lower back pain associated with degenerative disk disease and foraminal stenosis @L5-S1
. I am more than willing to cope with this discomfort for the foreseeable future if I can walk like a normal person again.
It can be difficult to sort out all of these issues, and that I have MS makes it even more fun!