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Has anyone ever had an operation to help with spinal stenosis?

I am 33 year old with two kind of spinal stenosis, bulging disc, slip disc, sciatica. I gave up my security job a year ago as my condition stopped me from working. I have got mental health problem as my job was full on, from talking to customer to stopping shoplifter. I have 5 kids and I try my best to look after them. My spinal stenosis  came in light when I was working and they didn't provide me with a chair. I used to crouch forward to look at cctv. For over 8 hrs on over 1 and half year. Doctors are pushing me to have a operation.  Anyone here had an operation and feel better with it.

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  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,391 Pioneering
    Hi @billaraja welcome to the forum,  the best advice will be from your gp and consultants, good luck with your op if you decide to go ahead. There might be someone here who had an op, might see your post.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,564

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    edited April 26
    Hello @billaraja

    Welcome to the community, glad you've joined us. 

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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,278 Disability Gamechanger
    I was offered surgery if things got worse but it was made clear that it was relatively high risk and offered no guarantees even if outwardly initially successful. My line of work means I have come across a number of people who have had such surgery. That experience reinforced my view that it was not something for me. However, everyone is different and you need to make your own decision with the assistance of your medical professionals. The success rate of the surgery is but one factor. 
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