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Spinal Stenosis?Or Nerve Problem?

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  • Posted By: jcjjjs
  • December 26, 2006
  • 08:28 PM

I was diagnosed 2 years ago with Spinal Stenosis, had a cage put in 4 & 5. After the operation I couldn't walk right. After about 10 minutes of walking I would find one of my legs would kind of drag. If I want to walk faster my legs can't walk faster. I am not really having back pain. I just have an aching when I've been on my feet awhile. Lately, I find the only relief is laying down. A nerological surgeon and my orthopedic surgeon want to operate again. A milogram showed more stenosis. In my first operation another orthopedic surgeon did he had said after the operation I had a severely compressed nerve and he scrapped out the arthritis. He did not understand my walking problem. My milogram shows some stenosis in my upperback now. My problem of walking has a nerologist, md., orthopedic surgeons - 2 stumped. I'm worried if I have the operation and they want to put a larger cage in and take out the old one, this might not have anything to do with my walking problem. What do you think?

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  • Ive just read your forum. I too was diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis almost 3yrs ago. I was suffering with a stiff neck and elow, hand and fingers pain with pins and needles in the right hand. Around this time i also suffered with pain similar to sciatica.I was immediately addmitted and had a cervical discectomy C5 C6 /C6 C7 and fusion. I was told this was not a cure, it was a prevention of further deterioration. I am 46yrs old, and cannot work due to the severe pain and discomfort I have. I had an MRI which determained the prognosis, but having had nerve induction studies done just befor xmas have today been told i have Carpal Tunnel and also a trapped nerve in my elbows.I too have problems with walking, and my consultants have had worries as to why this is so. I cannot do the simplest tasks such as open bottles or bags or even turn a key in the door on days when I am really bad.I really do know how you feel, and hope that you soon find some relief or answers to your condition.
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