I have three areas in my back that I am told need micro decompression lumbar stenios handling by a surgeon. I have been on pain mess for years but have now reached the point of so much frustration because of pain and also have a pain tolerance which I do not care for, however I am not going to live my life in chronic pain 24/7! I'm being told by a surgeon to get this micro donr, that it will only take 6 weeks to recover, that I will probably have less pain. I have also been told that I will be in the hospital for 2 nights because of the pain control I will need. The reason I didn't handle this sooner is I had no health insurance for three years, my husband died and here I am again trying to figure out a handling for my back. I had three IDEC procedures done on me in the early 1990's that were found to fail. I just don't know if I will get better if I have the micro decompression or any relief at all. Anyone know?