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Severe stenosis, grade 2 sponylolisthesis. Suggestive treatment?

The surgeon has told me that I have a serious stenosis L4-5 and L4-5 grade IIspondylolisthesis. The surgery would entail going through the stomach to strengthen the spine by putting brackets or whatever in the back then a few days operate on the back to complete the surgery. Needless to say I am very upset..please help with info. I am a 67 ear old woman
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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I am really sorry for your condition. But, I also personally think that surgery itself is the best treatment for your condition, severe spinal stenosis. You may need surgery as your doctor suggested but as it is a major surgery, co morbid associated conditions should also be taken into account and the benefits should outweigh risks.

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Answered: Sat, 30 Nov 2013
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