Does anyone else have spinal stenosis and resulting leg numbness/pain/weakness when walking? I’ve had stenosis affecting my walking to some degree since I was 26. I keep hearing I’m “too young,” so I’m just curious if others on here experience it as well.
I do, the numbness is almost unbearable. I have to sit a lot. I can't stand in one place for any length of time. I can walk longer before the pain starts, but standing drives me insane with the burning and stabbing pain. I refuse to have fusion bc of the domino effect. I did find relief when I started going to a chiropractor. Guess I need to start back.
I've had stenosis in lower back for 20 years now. My weakness and walking is getting worse. I soak in Epsom salts a lot to relieve the pain and stiffness,. It's getting more difficult to get in and out of the tub.
I would change your doctor if I were you, need to have someone who listens to you and helps. They have given the GPs their own budget here and its the worst thing they could have done, now they are only bothered about how much everything costs and have started penny pinching and not allowing you to have everything you need. The problem is that you can't change doctors without a medical assessment and they don't want anyone who is sick and may cost them a lot of money so you are pretty much stuck with the one you've got for better or worse. X
I have spinal stenosis and I woke up with my leg feeling a bit numb and just not right, I did some stretching exercises and that helped a lot
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