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Spinal Stenosis

bossyb1992bbossyb1992 Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Spinal Stenosis
Hi, My name is Judith Flowers an I'm 18 years old. I have been looking for some kind of why out of this hell. I just been diagnosis with Spinal Stenosis. I have been having pains for a year without knowing why. Dec 26, I woke up one morning ate breakfast wash some dishes until I start feeling some minor pain in my lower back.I remember telling myself "It's happening again". I laid down an took a nap woke up to sever pain in my lower back. I Scream and cried all night till I was taking to the E.R. At this time I was only 17 and couldn't understand why. They gave me drugs an said its muscle spams an said go home and set a appointment with your doctor. That night I was in the E.R again even more pain because I was so sleepy. I remember on my way to the E.R it hurt so bad to sit down So when I got there i walk but with a limb. I got check out an I was dehydrated,low iron and sick. Three days an I wanted to die. I was put on bed rest and ben gay,pain killers an etc was my best friend. I finally seem my doctor and he tells me everything that I don't have. Within that year he diagnosis me with spams,lumbar dics diseases,restless leg syndrome an the list goes on. I had nerve check,MRI,Phyical therapy for 3 months, epidural steroid shots,Ton of Medication. So now I'm just wondering what to do now. The pain has less an I was able to go back to school. It's a constant pain everyday. It's hard to walk now and way better to sit now to less the pain from walking. I had to quit band,ROTC and myself. I hoped it was a one day nightmare thing but it turn into a year. At first it was only pain in my right leg not it's both and my side. HELP ME I'm a senior and want to go college an I feel this spinal stenosis will kill me alive.
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  • So sorry to hear that you are in such pain at a very young age. What type of doctor are you seeing? Have you seen a spine surgeon?

    Best wishes,

    Marianne
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    i am sure this is all very frustrating to you. you always think back and other spinal problems happen much later in life. the sad thing, is that spinal problems do not discriminate when it comes to ages.

    do you have any idea how/when this all started? where you in any accident or have any other trauma?

    as marianne said, what kind of doctor are you currently seeing? if they diagnosed you with
    spinal stenosis, what is the doctor's recommendation for you? seeing a specialist might be something to consider.

    for more details about spinal stenosis, click
    on this: spinal stenosis

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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  • bossyb1992bbossyb1992 Posts: 3
    edited 06/30/2012 - 6:49 AM
    Hey, Sorry for such a late reply but I'am doing much after everything. I was seeing a regular doctor but I ended up leaving that doctor and going to a neurologist and I was sent to get a steroid epidural injection. You can only have 3 a year so after my 3 one that was it for me but none of them help. I say 4 months after my last one I ended up in the hospital again this time everything was going down I went in limping and a hour later I couldn't move nor feel my legs I was going paralyze. I was admitted that day and before I knew it I was being rush into emergency surgery. My L4 and L5 had to be fuse back together they completely slip. Its been a year now since my surgery and Im doing well. I have lost some feelings in my legs and toes from my nerves being pinch for so long. I was diagnose with spinal stenosis and lumbar disc. Hope everything is well with you as well.
  • Hey, Sorry for such a late reply but I'am doing much after everything. I was seeing a regular doctor but I ended up leaving that doctor and going to a neurologist and I was sent to get a steroid epidural injection. You can only have 3 a year so after my 3 one that was it for me but none of them help. I say 4 months after my last one I ended up in the hospital again this time everything was going down I went in limping and a hour later I couldn't move nor feel my legs I was going paralyze. I was admitted that day and before I knew it I was being rush into emergency surgery. My L4 and L5 had to be fuse back together they completely slip. Its been a year now since my surgery and Im doing well. I have lost some feelings in my legs and toes from my nerves being pinch for so long. I was diagnose with spinal stenosis and lumbar disc. Hope everything is well with you as well.
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