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I would like to know more about lower lumbar Stenosis

Trevor1961Trevor1961 Member Posts: 2 Listener
I need some information on anyone that’s had an operation for lower lumbar stenosis or who did not have the operation

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  • Trevor1961Trevor1961 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I need some information I need some help on making a decision.I suffer from stenosis and I want to know do I have to have the operation and what if I don’t have the operation
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Trevor1961 and welcome to the community! Unfortunately, we are not medical professionals therefore we wouldn't be able to help you make this decision. Have you discussed this with your GP/Consultant?
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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,059 Disability Gamechanger
    hi @Trevor1961 I can only echo what @Ami2301 says and that we are not medical experts and not allowed to give medical advice, have you discussed this with your GP or consultant?
    I will now only offer benefits advice on PIP, and specific benefits advice for other people with Epilepsy. 
  • Trevor1961Trevor1961 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Yes I saw my spine specialist back in June this year.2021 . And he told me if I have the operation I could be in more pain than what I am in now. And he also said if I do not have the operation I could land up losing my bladder and my bowels completely and will never work again. I am trying to find a support group that somebody as as your probation or has not had the operation to give me a piece of mind which way to turn or go
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,684

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    edited August 1
    Hello @Trevor1961

    Welcome to the community. How are you? 

    Thanks for your post, I hope you are able to hear from others who have lived experience, either through themselves or a loved one, of this condition and the operation, but our members will not be able to provide medical advice on the matter.

    Have you got the operation scheduled? Or is that something you are considering?
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  • atlas47atlas47 Member Posts: 241 Pioneering
    Hi @Trevor1961

    Please have a look at this link, about such surgery via NHS Choices.

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lumbar-decompression-surgery/

    A couple of points to add, surgery is seen as a last port of call. Have you had other non-invasive treatments, like physio or injections into your spine?

    You could also speak to your GP, to seek a second opinion from another surgeon.

    You could also check with your GP, if there is a local pain management group you could join, or if there is a programme you could participate in.

    Hope this helps.

    Keep us informed.
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