After 14 months, I finally got serious about lower back surgery. My MRI showed severe stenosis at L-4 andL-5, but ever since I made the appointment for surgery, my back has been feeling considerably better. I admit I can be neurotic, but should I go ahead with surgery even if I'm feeling better (not well, but better). I've heard that some people get better on their own. On the other hand, I've had other times I've felt better only to have the bad pain return in a couple of weeks. I should go ahead with the surgery, right?