Pain in lumbar area due to spinal stenosis

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arthurmary
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 3/4/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
rolleyes  Am considering an epidural.  Constant pain in lumbar area due to spinal stenosis.  Now, experienceing tingling and numbness in both legs and feet if I stand for over 15 minutes.  Sciatica is unbearable at times.  This coupled with the RA has me exhausted most of the time, but continue to push myself.
 
Has anyone had an epidural for spinal stenosis.  My next visit with my Rheumy is April 27, 2009.  Researching and speaking to people who have had this for spinal stenosis.  Interested to know how much and how long was the relief you might have experienced from an epidural for this condition.  Pretty much decided to try it as am in need of some relief.  Have had this for about 5 years now.  Seems to ge worse, even with the meds that help with the RA.
 
Happy to share my experience afterwards!


deb in indiana
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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 3/4/2009 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I had this done inJan iam still doing good but i take meds also tho

arthurmary
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 26
   Posted 3/5/2009 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks deb in indiana.  Am a bit hesitant, but pain is getting much worse and becoming more and more difficult to move around.  Already, I am much more limited than I would like to be.

Will be praying for continued improvement for you.  Again, thanks for you reply!

 


DX:  RA/Osteo & Spinal Stenosis 5 years
  Methotrexate/Prednisone/Plaquenil/Folic Acid/Nexium/Ultracet or Flexiril
    Gabapentin

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