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Re: Spinal Stenosis- My 80 yr old Mom

Re: Spinal Stenosis- My 80 yr old Mom

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Posted by Noelene on August 06, 2000 at 17:47:44:

In Reply to: Re: Spinal Stenosis- My 80 yr old Mom posted by Sara on August 03, 2000 at 23:41:08:

: YES YES YES! Absolutely positively get a second opinion. There are so many other techniques to try to. Like judy mentioned, there are epidurals. There is a SpineCath IDET, Botox injections, a morphine punp, a TENS unit, lots of other meds, etc. There is even the possibitly of just giving her a spinal for the surgery. My 77 year old grandmother jsut had a partial hip replacement and was not put out. She was given Versed and a spinal which did the trick. Though it IS rare, I do know of a few people who have not been put out for spine surgeries, but have been given Versed and a spinal. Good luck to you both and feel free to e-mail me anytime!

I am 38 yr old female and I have spinal stenosis. I have had injections in my back under a CT scan. This works for some people but not all. It also might take three to four injections before it might doing any good.
I have also seen 3 neurosurgeons with two of them saying, they have no problems in operating, but the last one said I have left it too late and there is going to be not benefit to me.
I actually didn't leave it to late, I have been chaasing the problem for many years, and until I had the injection they didn't find the problem.
The doctors couldn't understand the pain I was going through until then.

I would try the injections first, and If there isn't any relief then go and get at least
three opions to see where you stand.

I am losing feeling in legs and feet, and they say if I leave it to long
there might be no turning back for getting the feeling back.

So please, go and make appointments with neurosurgeons, or
a rheumatologist, and try and fix it if possible.

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