I've think I've given up hope that PT is going to do anything so I'm calling the Doc on Monday to schedule TLIF surgery. After each PT appointment I'm feeling more and more pain and it's also starting to go down my leg again. I really wanted to stay away from surgery because of the uncertainty of returning to my job after it, but maybe I was meant to do something else as a career. One thing is for sure, I sure am glad I found this forum, it has kind of given me a calmness in making this decision because so many of you have the same pain and feelings as I do and at least some people know what its like to go through this. I will of course keep you all up to date on my progress.