Surgery for Spinal Stenosis??
Is anyone happy they had back surgery?? I am 41 years old and not overweight or unhealthy but have had back pain for at least 10 years. Last year I finally went for an MRI and was diagnosed with severe stenosis. I've had physical therapy, epidural shots, I've been to a chiropractor, and now I'm trying swimming and modified yoga...nothing helps! I can barely get my socks on and have constant sciatic pain down my left leg. I can't sit too long or stand or walk very long.
I just joined this discussion group to try to find some advice but everything I read is so discouraging!! Is there anyone out there who recommends surgery??
My neurosurgeon said I need to have a laminectomy and fusion!
I'm terrified! If anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it!