I had anterior/posterior fusion l5-s1 in 2001. Spinal stenosis and ddd herniated disk l3/4 in 2009. Is it possible to now be developing arachnoiditis?

Quite possible. It's definitely possible. An epidural steroid injection or spinal cord stimulator may help tremendously. But first, one would have to be properly evaluated by a spine specialist (pm;r, orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon) and diagnosed with that.

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I'm 5'4, 145lbs, size 36dd. Is there any possibility my boobs contributed to my herniated disc at l5-s1 and spinal stenosis? Would reduction help?

Unlikely. The most common area for back pain due to large breasts is the mid back. It is possible to have low back pain but your area is an unlikely location for breast induced back pain. The only treatment shown to make a long term difference for your problem is a daily home back physical therapy program. Read more...
Maybe. Large breasts can cause back pain by several different pathways. It is unlikely that they resulted in the herniated disc or the spinal stenosis. The breasts can affect your posture which can bring on the back pain. The breasts can also contribute to pain by adding weight to your body when you bend via a lever arm. Reduction mammoplasty, similar to weight loss will not predictably help back pain . Read more...

I have spinal stenosis. Had a total decompression operation in 2007 (L5- S1). Canal is narrowing again. Should I try interthecal steroid shots?

Yes. I think that is a good place to start. If you are unable to control your symptoms with steroids, speak to your surgeon about a second procedure. Read more...
They may work. Many people obtain relief from intrathecal steroid injections. You need to discuss this with your personal physician as well as with the orthopedist or neurosurgeon whom you have seen. If it works, it is a less onerous treatment than more extensive surgery. Read more...
Tough situation. Repetitive surgery has significant limitations, including post-operative arachnoiditis and scarring. Might be worth a try to use the shots, but unfortunately, these, at best would be short term benefits. Another option is to use McKenzie Back Exercises, and can be taught by a physical therapist. Read more...

Dear sir, I am sufferning L4 l5, s1 spinal stenosis what should advise me. Thnks?

Epidural steroid. To start get a esi if this helps but dosen't last then laminectomy has a high sucess rate at relieving leg pain with standing or walking backache different story. Read more...
Normal for many. Most of us get stenosis (tight spots) in the spine when we get older. Often it is found on an MRI and does not cause any trouble. If there is difficulty walking (having to lean forward on a shopping cart to take the weight/pressure off the back), this indicates spinal claudication and in that case steroid injections or laminectomy will help. If in doubt see your neurosurgeon for an evaluation. Read more...
Several. Treatments include non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, chiropractic care, epidural steroid injections and avoiding strenuous activities. If conservative measures fail, surgery. Check out spine-health.Com. Read more...