Central and Foraminal Stenosis

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Q: I just received my results from my CT scan I had done. Most of it was unremarkable but it did mention I had "Central and Foraminal Stenosis" I'm female, 28 years old and have had back pain for 3 years now. My back is to the point that I have to walk a bit hunched over-leaning forward. I cannot stand up straight anymore because of the stiffness and pain in my lower back. The pain radiates from my lower back to my outer thigh, down over my knee into my shin and top of my foot. I do walk with a slight limp now. In the CT it didn't say to what degree my stenosis is and I'm curious to hear others opinion about my stenosis. Is it commen for someone my age to have it in both locations? What exactly is wrong with me? And how can I alleviate the pain from this. It has gradually gotten worse over these past 3 years, but it worries me that I cannot walk upright anymore. Is this also commen of this disease? Also, why didn't they go into detail on the CT report about the extent of the damage? Alls they said that "Central and Foraminal Stenosis is noted." Any info would be great. Thanks in advance

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