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  1. C5-6 moderate spinal stenosis, deforminty to spinal cord, effacement of CSF at C5-6

    Also severe narrowing of neural foramina on left at C3-4, bilaterally at C5-6, more severe narrowing at C6-7 on left.

    MRI just this Monday-symptoms: constant headache, nasty scapular pain with...
  2. Is there any anti-inflammatory worth a **** out there?

    L4/5, L5/1, L1/2 laminectomy/discectomies, the L1/2 was massive and also managed to sit on my Conus for about a month before the dumb fuck doctors listened to me telling them I thought I had CES...
  3. thanks so much for sharing your experiences,...

    thanks so much for sharing your experiences, Medic.
  4. wondering what kind of bowel, bladder, sexual...

    wondering what kind of bowel, bladder, sexual dysfunction issues you've had. Mine boils down to really difficult and frequent bowel movements and urination, and about 50% reduction in sensitivity....
  5. anyone on this board have an L1-L2 central herniation with conus compression?

    Just looking for someone to compare notes with regarding my current issues-thanks all!
  6. I did go down that road after getting two...

    I did go down that road after getting two neurologists opinions that the bowel issues are directly due to the injury, and firm diagnoses of conus medullaris syndrome. the dumbass surgeon told me that...
  7. Thanks Crashbang, response much appreciated! I...

    Thanks Crashbang, response much appreciated! I already follow an extremely low fat, high fiber, vegetarian diet-no luck. Thanks again, Marc.
  8. bowel management after conus medullaris injury?

    So I had a massive L1-2 central herniation in 2004. It came on slow, starting with massive constipation but no back pain. Then the back pain hit, and it took about a week for me to figure out what...
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    thanks-problem is that L3-4 is torn, 2-3 is torn,...

    thanks-problem is that L3-4 is torn, 2-3 is torn, and 1-2 is essentially gone from the giant central blow in 2004-so far, I've not found a surgeon brave enough to do a 5 level fusion, and frankly the...
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    pain pump pros/cons

    So I was pretty lucky (I can walk), massive L1/2 disc herniation in 2004, resulting in significant compression of the conus with atrophy to follow. Lots of bowel, bladder, sexual dysfunction, weird...
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    Thank you very much, Wise, much appreciated. ...

    Thank you very much, Wise, much appreciated.

    I should clarify that I didn't do great for the first couple of years, there was very definite impairment of bowel, bladder, etc., but it was livable....
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    spinal cord atrophy questions

    I had a very, very unusual injury about five years ago-a non-traumatically caused L1/L2 central disc herniation with mass effect on the thecal sac. It took until the onset of groin, saddle and foot...
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