Dealing with chronic pain
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Hi, my name is Michelle16! I've been diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis, and am in pain. Anyone else?

Michelle16Michelle16 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited February 22 in Dealing with chronic pain
After suffering on and off with bad backs for years 2020 was a nightmare, I had Bursitis , first on the right and then the left then ended up with sciatica on the left side, have never felt such excruciating pain , couldn't walk ended up having to use crutches , my GP was very good and referred me to the hospital but as covid was doing the rounds I had a telephone consultation and an appointment was made for an MRI. Luckily my GP had the results and informed me I had Spinal Stenosis and needed to be under the hosipital. I received a hospital appointment which was cancelled then another which should have been this month but was cancelled , both were due to the covid virus , which I totally understand. I try to go for a walk everyday , some days easier than others but always gradually bending forward and in pain by the time I return home. My left leg always seems to be the problem although I have a trapped nerve on the right. Sorry if I have rambled on ,just feel relieved to know I am not on my own.


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,303 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome sorry you are in such pain and your appt are being cancelled 

    Have you been prescribed any pain relief 

    Dont apologise for rambling that's what we are here for to support where we can 

    You are not alone on here we do have pain management section you may find helpful 

    Feel free to join in or ask any questions 
  • Michelle16Michelle16 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi, thank you for replying , I wasn't sure if I had posted correctly. I will look at the pain management section as I am sure that will be a great help
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,303 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem look forward to seeing you around the site 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,129

    Scope community team

    Hi @Michelle16 :) Welcome to the community. I'm sorry to hear that you've been in so much pain.

    As Janer1967 said, there's absolutely no need to apologise. You're welcome to share your experiences and vent here whenever you need to. You're certainly not alone.

    You can see the full list of categories of discussion we facilitate on the community here. This is the dealing with chronic pain category, which I've now moved your post into so that other members can find it more easily. I've also renamed your post slightly to make it more obvious what you've posted about. 

    Fingers crossed you'll get a hospital appointment soon. Make sure you chase them if you don't hear anything back! 
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