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Member Since 04/22/2012 04:58 AM
Last Online 05/20/2013 07:12 AM
Gender: Female
Birthdate: 09/30/1961
State: New Hampshire
A little about me: 50 year old, married, mother of 4 young adults who has been very active my entire life. One of my big accomplishments was riding 100 miles for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society last year - one thing off of my bucket list.

Just recently competed at my gym in the
"ultimate weight loss challenge". It was a 10 week challenge and I was the biggest loser...17 lbs and 13 1/2" and 5% body fat. During this intense challenge, I was working out some days for at least 2 hrs. I started to notice some tingly sensations in my legs, buttocks, pelvic floor, and foot. I have had no pain but have been told many a time from trainers that I need to stretch more as my lower back is so tight and I lack flexibility.

So the numbness sent me to a primary who sent me to a PT/Chiropractor. He ordered an MRI of my lombar area and the interpretation was severe spinal stenosis in all of my lombar area. I have seen a neurosurgeon once and he says it is congenital and I am now starting with arthritis and that it is a very severe condition. I just had an MRI done of my cervical area so waiting on those results.

The neuro said I will eventually have to have surgery but to hold off for as long as I can.

The weird thing is that I don't have much pain, other than a dull ache in my lower back on occasion but I always attributed that to my exercise routine.

I joined this forum to meet people suffering with the same ailment and to learn more about this process.

Thanks for your time!
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