Hello everyoneThis is my first time here, hope everyone is having a good day. since 2001 i have suffered from low back, hip, and thigh and leg pain. I have taken x-rays,ct, ct mylegrams and mri. Over the past several years my symptoms seem to have gotten worse. I am unable to walk more than 5 minutes without increase pain in back,hip and thigh leg and new symptoms of leg, foot and buttock numbness and tingling pain in buttocks and foot.I have been on several medications over the years and I have had steroid injections that did not offer much pain relief.my current medications are cycobenzaprine,naproxen, and darvocet.Test showed that i have 3 diffused disc bulges with facet hypertrophy and ligamental thickening along with narrowing of right neural foramen. I almost forgot several months of PT. my nuerosurgeon said we could try lumbar foraminotomy to see if it can give me any relief or decrease in symptoms. has any one had this surgery before?