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    Old 05-13-2021, 11:17 AM   #1
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    Lumbar spinal stenosis

    I have been having painful back pain. To where I canít move sometimes. L4-L5. I was told the disc is wearing down and it feels like a screwdriver is in my back. The pain is so unbearable I feel it in my legs now. But for some reason Iím starting to feel pain on my left side close to my stomach. Can nerves compress and irritate my side? Please help me I would love a response

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    Old 05-13-2021, 05:14 PM   #2
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    Re: Lumbar spinal stenosis

    Yes it can happen. Are you doing PT? Any therapy of any kind?

     
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    Old 05-20-2021, 05:38 PM   #3
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    Re: Lumbar spinal stenosis

    [QUOTE=diamond diamond;5510671]I have been having painful back pain. To where I canít move sometimes. L4-L5. I was told the disc is wearing down and it feels like a screwdriver is in my back. The pain is so unbearable I feel it in my legs now. But for some reason Iím starting to feel pain on my left side close to my stomach. Can nerves compress and irritate my side? Please help me I would love a response

    Thank you very much[/QUOTE]

    The nerves can definitely be irritated by a disc or osteoarthritis. I assume you have had an MRI to diagnose what is going on and seeing a neurologist or orthopedist ? This can be treated, sometime conservatively, sometimes surgically.

     
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    Old 11-08-2021, 11:59 AM   #4
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    Re: Lumbar spinal stenosis

    What does your MRI say?

    If it is lumbar spinal stenosis you should complain on neurogenic claudication's meaning that you have to stop after 100 meters for example. When bending forward your symptoms should alleviate.

     
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    Old 11-08-2021, 02:00 PM   #5
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    Re: Lumbar spinal stenosis

    High i just do yoga and some of the exercises that were given to me.. thats all

     
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    Old 11-08-2021, 02:03 PM   #6
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    Re: Lumbar spinal stenosis

    Yes, i have had MRI and i have CD i want to take to Doctor so he can look over them for me because i don't understand what it means plus i have copy of the MRI on paper

    Thank you...it is very irritating and lots of nerve pain

     
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    Old 11-08-2021, 02:05 PM   #7
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    Re: Lumbar spinal stenosis

    [QUOTE=miniguy;5510810]The nerves can definitely be irritated by a disc or osteoarthritis. I assume you have had an MRI to diagnose what is going on and seeing a neurologist or orthopedist ? This can be treated, sometime conservatively, sometimes surgically.[/QUOTE]






    Thank you so very much, I am seeing an orthopedic Surgeon to explain what the MRI is saying.

     
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    Old 11-08-2021, 02:07 PM   #8
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    Re: Lumbar spinal stenosis

    [QUOTE=flair22;5513679]What does your MRI say?

    If it is lumbar spinal stenosis you should complain on neurogenic claudication's meaning that you have to stop after 100 meters for example. When bending forward your symptoms should alleviate.[/QUOTE]




    Thank you so much for the advice

     
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    Old 11-08-2021, 03:07 PM   #9
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    Re: Lumbar spinal stenosis

    I would see a neurosurgeon instead of the ortho.

     
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    Old 11-08-2021, 03:42 PM   #10
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    Re: Lumbar spinal stenosis

    [QUOTE=diamond diamond;5513683]Thank you so much for the advice[/QUOTE]

    You should see a neurosurgeon. If it is spinal stenosis that ussualy means your zygophyseal joints are hyperthropied or ligamentum flavum is very thick. It depends weather it is central or lateral stenosis and thus you will have severity of symptoms. If it is stenosis the procedure ussualy done is laminectomy which decompresses the spine and the nerves. I suggest you also do a EMNG of lower extremities because it will show how badly the nerves are injured

     
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    Old 11-09-2021, 04:07 PM   #11
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    Re: Lumbar spinal stenosis

    [QUOTE=flair22;5513686]You should see a neurosurgeon. If it is spinal stenosis that ussualy means your zygophyseal joints are hyperthropied or ligamentum flavum is very thick. It depends weather it is central or lateral stenosis and thus you will have severity of symptoms. If it is stenosis the procedure ussualy done is laminectomy which decompresses the spine and the nerves. I suggest you also do a EMNG of lower extremities because it will show how badly the nerves are injured[/QUOTE]




    Thank you so much, I was thinking the same..You have been really helpful

     
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