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Re: lumbar spinal stenosis?

Re: lumbar spinal stenosis?

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Posted by Diana on July 18, 2000 at 09:45:22:

In Reply to: Re: lumbar spinal stenosis? posted by maryann menuchi on May 22, 2000 at 23:27:34:

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: : : : : I was recently diagnosed with biforaminal stenosis at L5S1 and a ddd. I would like to know if anyone has had their stenosis taken car of and what procedure they had.

: : : : : Thanks

: : : : Mike,
: : : : I was also recently diagnosed. Mine is 3 discs however L3-4 L4-5 and L5-S1. My doctor wants to do discectomy and forminectomy to all three.
: : : : Long recovery. Curious to see if anyone has had this done also and how they feel.

: : ::I have herniated disks at L4 and L5 and I also have bone growth in the same area that is closing up the spinal canal. I have taken physical therapy, but this did not have any lasting affect. I too would be interested in hearing from anyone who as been diagnosed with the same type problem.

Hi,
this was very interesting for me. Am writing about my mother who is 72, just diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis. She is in severe pain. The doctor is not recommending surgery, because of her age, etc. Medications, therapy are not seeming to have any lasting affect. Was wondering if there was anyone out there who could advise me?
~~diana



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