I have been suffering with back pain and numbness in my feet for over a year. I also thought it was something my chiro could fix like in the past. After only walking a short distance my feet would go numb to the point I was unable to walk from point A to B. I would have to stop and bend down and wait for the feeling to come back. I am (was) a runner and walker. I also love to garden and walk my dog. I finally found the right doctor would insisted that I have an MRI. It came back with two bulging discs L4-5 and L5-S1 and severe bi-lateral foraminal spinal stenosis in L5-S1 and moderate in L4-5 & mild DDD. I have tried PT, back brace, chiro and about everything you can think of. I am told surgery is my only option. Has anyone else had the same problem with their feet going numb and not being able to walk? I am very scared with the thought of surgery plus fear of not being able to return to work fast enough. If anyone has any advise I would love to hear it.