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Re: CERVICAL SPINAL STENOSIS

Re: CERVICAL SPINAL STENOSIS

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Posted by Cindy on July 01, 2000 at 00:23:14:

In Reply to: Re: CERVICAL SPINAL STENOSIS posted by Carol on March 22, 2000 at 09:05:17:

: : : i have been diagnost with spianal stenos, I and or spinal colomn injury, i have secere pain in cervicl area,radiating into my arm, shoulder etc. SPINAL STENOSIS. WHAT IS THIS, WHAT CAUSES IT AND HOW IS IT TREATED I need dr that will look into my caser seriosly.

: Hi, Betty and Denise. Couldn't help but respond about the cervical spinal stenosis. I've had two surgeries for this stuff. The last one being a 3-level fusion at C-4/5, 5/6, 6/7. Needless to say, I am not doing as well as I would like to be. Anyway, spinal stenosis is narrowing and/or compression/pressure on your spinal cord due to damage and/or just wear and tear of your spine. It can be from herniated discs, and/or bony outgrowths (osteo-arthritis) that have developed in your spinal vertebrae. All I know is this stuff can cause painful neck, shoulders, arms, hands and whatever! I got to where I was as clumsy as can be, and pain so bad that you don't want to move. I also have trouble with dizziness and "ear noises." This stuff is no fun and surgery is usually the only answer as far as I know. Hope this helps both of you out a little. Please e-mail me if you want. My best to both of you.
: Carol
Carol, just read your comments re:Spondylosis. I'm very interested in hearing what you treatment was and if it helped you. I've had severe pain for 9yrs., seen numerous doctors including physical therapy, pain mgmt. $7000.000 if phisiotherpy and so many drugs that I can't list them all. I also have a herniated disk which MRI's say are not pressing on nerve root. This is so painful that I'm not able to stay in bed for any length of time and standing for long periods are out of the question. Muscle spasms are a big problem too even with the drugs that I take. I'm only 38 and can't imagine living the rest of my life in the kind of pain. Doctors seem to act as if these problems should not be such a big deal and I should just deal with it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreaciated. Thank You, Cindy



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