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@tomas7

Hi Ronnie, I have osteoarthritis, severe spinal stenosis in back and neck…I turned down the surgery in my neck like you have had and have used exercise, exerstriding (from advice by my therapist)50 minutes 5 days a week with a combo of gabapentin & small amount of Vicodin, I have a great quality of life, I feel blessed this is working for me…I was afraid of surgery & heard it doesn’t always work, God’s Blessings to you..

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@tomas7
Good Morning,
I am so happy that the combo of meds and exercise is working for you!!!
I also have osteoarthritis up and down my spine, with stenosis in cervical and lumbar spines, too.
I tried Gabapentin, PT, exercise, shots, chiropractics, massage and other things I can't think of.
Sadly, for me, they didn't work at all.
When the shots stopped working, that is when I decided on surgery.
I did LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of research to find the right doctor and I found him.
We decided to do the surgery on the worst area in each place.
Both worked very well.
The problems I currently have has nothing to do with the surgeries.
As a matter of fact, the problems I have with my legs is because I waited too long and developed permanent nerve damage!
As for my neck, we have to see.
My insurance company is rejecting my MRI.
Still working on that.
Well, good luck to us all!!!
Ronnie

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