Hey, you guys have seen me on here the last week since my diagnosis of arthritic steonis at the l4/5 level, caused by having a fusion at the l5/s1 level 4 years ago. Even though my stenosis is moderate/severe I am able to manage the pain with advil twice a day and ice/heat. I exercise on a stationary bike, stretch and do PT strengthening every day. I have a follow up with my doc in 5 weeks and he said at that point we can maybe schedule injections. I will ask him these questions as well but just want to hear from others experience. Should I even consider the steroid injections if my pain is manageable with meds? Does the fact I have less pain despite the mod/severe condition mean I am a good candidate for them? I have heard they can either not work, work for short period or in some cases a long time, true? just want to hear other experiences with the steroid injections. I have accepted I will likely need another fusion down the road and if it works like the first that will be ok because the 1st fusion worked great except for causing the arthritis. But i want to put that off as long as possible, especially since I am in school and planning on moving this summer.