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    Old 06-25-2003, 03:23 PM   #1
    AmyVirginia
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    Unhappy foriminal stenosis - spondylosis

    What is foriminal stenosis exactly? I have been diagnosed with this and spondylosis...just arthritis and degenerative disc disease???
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    Old 06-25-2003, 03:34 PM   #2
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    the foramen are *joints* on the sides of the spine, where the nerve roots exit. they close in and start to pinch the nerve.... that is stenosis. its part of what I have going on. it is a degenerative process like the spondylosis.

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    L5 fused early 80's for spondylolisthesis
    2 level acdf 6/2000
    repair torn labrum 7/2000
    shoulder impingement 5/2003
    results are in, the fusion never fully healed. =/
    revision and an overhaul surgery set for June 27th
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    L5 fused early 80's for spondylolisthesis
    2 level acdf 6/2000
    repair torn labrum 7/2000
    shoulder impingement 5/2003
    results are in, the fusion never fully healed. =/
    revision and an overhaul surgery set for June 27th

     
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