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Old 01-10-2018, 06:17 AM   #1
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Spinal stenosis PAIN RELIEF

If anyone has a solution to spinal stenosis pain and stiffness excluding surgery I would be most grateful for your input. I'm 85 years old and I really do not want surgery this late in my life, however, would like to live a more comfortable life in spite of this issue. Otherwise, I am a very healthy 85 year old.

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Old 01-10-2018, 07:43 AM   #2
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Re: Spinal stenosis PAIN RELIEF

If someone had a solution for pain from spinal stenosis that did not require surgery, he or she would become very rich very quickly! If the stenosis is fairly severe, there really is no effective relief. Conservative treatments include over the counter or prescription anti-inflammatory medication, a course of physical therapy, and epidural steroid injections.

I am very familiar with spinal stenosis and have required surgeries to relieve nerve compression, one this past Sept. I understand how debilitating the pain can be. I also have tried almost everything short of surgery to relieve the pain...and never found anything to was effective.

Has anyone suggested a decompression surgery to you? Depending on the extent of your stenosis and how severe it is, and how much pain it causes you...and how much it prevents you from going about your daily routine and activities you love, you might want to consider it. As spine surgeries go, this is a fairly easy one. I was in hospital overnight and didn't need pain medication, other than the Tylenol they gave me in hospital. Recovery is about 4-6 weeks.

My only advice would be to do your research and go to the best spine surgeon that is available to you, if you should decide to pursue surgery.

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