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What treatment is there for spinal stenosis

By March 21, 2014 - 6:56am
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I have suffered from back pain for years, spent years in physical therapy, take an exercise class twice a week for strengthening and balance and been to an orthopedic surgeon who hasn't been of any help except to write a prescription for epideral steroid injections. The shots help for two or three months, but don't completely solve the problem and then at the end of three months I have to go back for another injections. Because of the pain I'm unable to do the things I like. Does anyone know what my next step should be? I'm 77 years old.

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I, too, have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, ruptured discs, and osteoarthritis. And I've had several different kinds of spinal injections, including epideral injections, physical therapy, exercise, pain management, and consults with a neurosurgeon and an orthopedic surgeon, both who did not recommend surgery. I was so desperate for relief that I was willing to consider surgery even though that wasn't my preference. Nothing has helped, and I live with excruciating low back pain every day. I also have 6 autoimmune diseases. These are not complaints. They are statements of fact. I would love to find some answers, some help. I have wondered if somewhere like Cleveland Clinic with its unique approach to diagnosing and treating would be able to provide some helpful answers and solutions. Any thoughts?

March 23, 2014 - 10:55am
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