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Old 04-21-2005, 01:44 PM   #1
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I have level 2 spondy (I'm awaiting my medical records) because I don't know what else is wrong with me! I have really bad leg pain, some numbness, lots of cramps, and some tingling. I've had 2 esi's within 2 months, tried therapy for 2 months (which made the leg pain worse!! much worse!) I'm taking a pain killer, and NSAID's. I'm going to surgeon next month.

my question is what are some other treatment options I have before surgery?
my dr. doesn't believe in bracing, but I know some have tried it. then he suggested a botox injection, and I'm not doing that (too wierd & not enough info) so are there any other treatments I can try before surgery? thanks!

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Old 04-21-2005, 03:35 PM   #2
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Re: other options

Neurontin helps my neuropathic (nerve) pain and the symptoms you have sound very similar.

what type Dr is treating you know while you wait to see the surgeon?

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Old 04-21-2005, 04:04 PM   #3
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My daughter is 16 and has grade II spondy. She doesn't have numbness yet, but does have some tingling. We also found out in Feb that she has severe spinal stenosis also. I cancelled her surgery from last Aug to try bracing. She was braced for three months then went through about 10 weeks of pt (her second round). Unfortunately it didn't help her. Surgery is scheduled for June 10th.

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