I've just come to this site & see that it has been 5 months ago since your post so I think you've probably progressed somewhat in that time, I hope it is for the better. I too have Lumbar Spinal Stenosis as well as a long list of other spinal, back,leg,neck and so on serious problems. You mentioned starting PT soon & I know that it can help some people, but everyone is different you have to take it all at your own pace. I'm 53 years old and have gotten worse with my specific conditions so I don't want to discourage you by saying that because my back problems started over 23 yrs. ago. I have had only 1 actual lumbar surgery and that was 1999. Also you mentioned epidural and I can't remember how many of those I've had over the years but most of the time I do get relief for a while from those. My best advise to you is to try to never let it get the best of you although saying it is easy but believe me I know that you know when you are in severe pain and even strong Rx medication for pain doesn't seem to help much it's very discouraging to anyone. I can say that to find a Doctor that does understand and relate to your feelings, condition, and emotion will be the best treatment you can get and never be ashamed to take advice for psychological therapy too as this may play a big role in your ongoing recovery or attitude about a lot of this situation. I really hope you get the best treatment out there as treatment options continue to progress and best wishes to you also.View Thread
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