Severe spinal stenosis at L-4/5-Question ????
I am a 54 year old woman who was just dx with "severe spinal stenosis". Orthopedic dr. said I am young to have this condition, to this degree. Of course he recommends surgery. I will start with PT and of course get a second opinion before jumping into surgery. My question is has anyone had success with other treatments besides surgery? Are any nutrients helpful in retarding stenosis? I am not in too much pain presently, but I cannot walk for more than 1/2 mile or so. Also for those of you who had surgery, did a Orthopedic or a Neurosurgeon perform the operation, and were your results beneficial?