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#7114168 - 03/17/18 08:23 AM Spinal Stenosis
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
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That's what my MRI showed realmad Having an Epidural steroid injection a week from Tuesday. May work , may not.

Sumbich hurts like he77 till my meds kick in. Gives me a couple hours relief, then I take some more. Nothing heavy, a pill called Gabapentin to calm the sciatic nerves and a few ES Tylenol.

Injection Could last a week, a year, two years? Different for everyone. Cant have more than three a year. The Doctors are really anti surgery until a last resort.

Thank God for Medicare and my supplement.

Hope I'm better for the longrange rifle match at Jasons. Got a Prairie Dog shoot in Jume
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#7114183 - 03/17/18 08:53 AM Re: Spinal Stenosis [Re: Buzzsaw]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
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Loc: Central Texas
I got that same diagnosis. The pain was huge. I suffered for a long time until my sister in law suggested deep tissue massage. I thought that was a ridiculous idea, but I went for the massage, which also hurt like h___. After 6 months and a few more painful massages, Iím doing great. Now...just because that worked for me, it might not work for you, but in my mind there was NO chance it could help me.

My pain was coming from the various muscle groups around the spine, which was caused by nerve pinch from the spinal stenosis (which might not be as bad as yours). The muscles were locked up, causing big pain from anything more involved than wiggling my eyebrows. I really thought I was toast. Gave away almost all of my tennis gear. Now iím somewhat active again.

Best of luck to you. I know how bad the pain can be.

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#7114190 - 03/17/18 09:03 AM Re: Spinal Stenosis [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Sorry to hear that buzz. Atleast you know what it is now. Hopefully the doctors can get you fixed up
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#7114239 - 03/17/18 10:01 AM Re: Spinal Stenosis [Re: Buzzsaw]
Big Fitz Offline
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Bummer Buzz. Try that deep tissue massage, can't hurt.
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#7114381 - 03/17/18 12:39 PM Re: Spinal Stenosis [Re: Buzzsaw]
BIGDOG1956 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
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I have this also. Physical therapy has helped me.
Do what you're doctor says, for every one is different.

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#7114387 - 03/17/18 12:54 PM Re: Spinal Stenosis [Re: Big Fitz]
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Originally Posted By: Big Fitz
Bummer Buzz. Try that deep tissue massage, can't hurt.



Yeah. Well...not much, anyway.
Give it a try, Buzz, and don't let the doctors continue to pollute your body with chemicals and crap. realmad
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#7114433 - 03/17/18 02:12 PM Re: Spinal Stenosis [Re: RiverRider]
FiremanJG Offline
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Originally Posted By: Big Fitz
Bummer Buzz. Try that deep tissue massage, can't hurt.



Yeah. Well...not much, anyway.
Give it a try, Buzz, and don't let the doctors continue to pollute your body with chemicals and crap. realmad


This.

Sorry, Buzz.
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#7114548 - 03/17/18 04:39 PM Re: Spinal Stenosis [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I had the injections a month ago and have 70-80% improvement. I recommend you take the anesthesia as I did not and it was a little unnerving.
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#7114564 - 03/17/18 04:56 PM Re: Spinal Stenosis [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Loc: Sachse, TX
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Good luck Buzz.
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#7114583 - 03/17/18 05:27 PM Re: Spinal Stenosis [Re: Buzzsaw]
603Country Offline
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I was really surprised at what that deep tissue massage did for me. I was hurting so bad. So I followed directions from the Wimmin folk and went to this scroungy looking woman. And what she did hurt pretty bad, and I left feeling no relief at ALL. But day two it felt better and day three I felt much better. Came back to Texas and found a lady in Groesbeck for further massage. I swear she put a thumb completely through me once. I begged for mercy and she just laughed. Time and massages passed and I feel great.

To be perfectly clear, those massages hurt, and I hate them. But...it works (for me).

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#7114608 - 03/17/18 05:45 PM Re: Spinal Stenosis [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Hope you get better Buzz.
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#7114621 - 03/17/18 05:53 PM Re: Spinal Stenosis [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
Buzzsaw Offline
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
I had the injections a month ago and have 70-80% improvement. I recommend you take the anesthesia as I did not and it was a little unnerving.


OH HE77 YES !!!

Thanks guys

I need to find a deep tissue massage in my Frisco......hopefully Asian bolt
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#7114686 - 03/17/18 07:03 PM Re: Spinal Stenosis [Re: Buzzsaw]
syncerus Offline
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Regarding the anti-surgery element. I had a pinched nerve in my neck and was counseled to do the steroid injections, etc. Unfortunately, my disk shortly thereafter ruptured and I had an immediate C6/C7 fusion. When my disk ruptured, about a third of my left arm went numb, which was an "interesting" experience. After the surgery, I still had perhaps 10 to 15% numbness in my left hand/arm, depending on the day. It's enough to be noticeable when I pay attention to it, but not enough to be a problem under normal circumstances. I can't help but think that surgery before the rupture would have prevented the numbness issue. My takeaway is that the only fix for a real structural issue, such as my nerve pinched by compression, is surgery. I don't suggest this casually, but it's important to be honest with yourself about the real nature of your injury.
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#7114689 - 03/17/18 07:09 PM Re: Spinal Stenosis [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Buzz. Find a lady at the Tom Landry \Fitness Center on Peak, just around the corner from big BaylorScott& White on Gaston by the name of Dr Evangeline Cayton. She is a tiny little Japanese Dr who specializes in both Eastern and Western therapy. She was the 1st Dr who nailed my diagnosis in the 1st 10 minutes of my 1st Appt with her. She designed a therapy program for me that a local Carrollton Health Center followed and was able to resolve my spinal issues without the use of any chemicals when all the other Dr's I'd been to wanted to pound my arse with Mo Meds & Multi flavors of Opiods.

My refferal to her came from a Neurological specialist I'd gone to to do a Laminectomy or another procedure a close friend had where the Dr takes a drill and " carves open and relieves the spinal opening" around the spinal cord where it passes thru and the "fingers" extend to give nerve signals to the various parts of the body thay are attached to coming out of the vertabrae and relieves the contact pressure and rubbing of the spinal cord on the collapsed disc areas surrounding the vertabrea from the usually crushed or damaged disc. The Surgeon refused after doing a film of my cervical spinal area, 'cause as he said you only get one chance with a Laminectomy spinal fusion and you don't have but One pair of vertabrea that are affected in the C4 & C5 joint. LOTS of painfull therapy but it worked, and I never had to have the Laminectomy ...yet.
Ron
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#7114908 - 03/17/18 11:48 PM Re: Spinal Stenosis [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd
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Good luck Buzz.


Hate to hear that Sir.
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