I have spinal stenosis & Degenrative disc Disease
I have had 4 fusions in my upper back and neck area. My Dr. told me that he had to rebuild that part of me because of not having enough bone to work with. This was done about 2 years ago. I still need the lumbar area done too. I was wondering if any one might have the same problems as I do?
#1 my legs always hurt.
#2 I constantly feel like I have electric shock going threw my whole body when I turn my head or move my arms or walk. mornings are the worse, Right after my surgery I felt good, but now this is happening on a daily basis some times lasting up to 48 hours straight. My meds help a little bit but not as much as they use to. This is driving me up the wall, and I cant seem to find the answer of why this is happening or what could be causing this problem.
#3 I also am a feeling of having to urinate and need to have a bowel movement way more frequently then I ever have. When I try to go I have a week stream and only have a B.M. 2 times a day, but it feels like I always have to go. Could someone out there please explain this to me. I'm scared out of my wits. My Dr. also told me that he really dose not want to do my lumbar section, because it will take 6 to 8 hours to fix all the damage and he also said that he gives it a 30 to50% chance of it working. He also told me that my whole spine is turning and leaning to the left side. Can someone please help me understand this a little more. P.S. I am only 49 years of age.