Hello. I am glad I found somewhere to talk about this. I am 67 and have had back problems for a long time, but the last several years I have been getting much worse. I now walk completely bent to the side, am in constant pain, and my leg and feet are numb. In the last 2 years I've had 3 surgeries for bulging discs and pinched nerves-discectomies and laminectomies.I've been diagnosed with degenerative bone disease and most recently late life scoliosis of 32 degrees. I was shocked the other week when I finally saw my x-ray and my lower spine looks like the letter S which has been stepped on. I say this with NO exaggeration. The Dr.s have told me the only thing I can do is have reconstructive back surgery with fusions and a Harrington rod or something like it for the curvature. Looking at the x-ray it doesn't even seem fixable. I would like to talk to someone who has similar conditions or has had similar surgery.