Surgery or not? Need opinions
I am 45 with 2 teenage boys. I am very active. With the last 2 years of pain,my quality of life is limited. Pain in lower back and hip is constant. Sciatica comes and goes. I have tried acupuncture,chiropractic,steroid epidurals, and physical therapy. L 3 4 herniation, bulges,spondylosis,facet joints are arthritic, and moderate stenosis. Pain stays at 6 daily, 1 good day a week, and pain can go up to 8. 2 opinions and both say laminectomy and fusion. I know surgery isnt fun. I had C5 6 discectomy and fusion 5 years ago. Opinions please.