Re: female pain in groin when standing up
I couldn't take the pain any longer and finally went to the ER. they did an LUMBAR MRI and the radi. says I have Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis refers to the narrowing of the spinal canal (normally the spae s/b 5.6 mm and mine is 2.4) anywhere along its axis. Although the disorder often results from acquired degenerative changes (spondylosis), spinal stenosis may also be congenital in nature. In some cases, the patient has acquired degenerative changes that augment a congenitally narrow canal. The canal components that contribute to acquired stenosis include the facets (hypertrophy, arthropathy), ligamentum flavum (hypertrophy), posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL), vertebral body (bone spurs), the intervertebral disk, and the epidural fat. Congenital stenosis may predispose an individual with mild degenerative changes to become symptomatic earlier in life. Spinal stenosis is most common in the cervical and lumbar areas.
I go to the ORTHO doctor Monday and hopefully get this corrected w/o surg.
Last edited by daedra; 08-11-2008 at 12:53 PM.