I'm a 73 yro female who had an L1 to S1 decompression and fusion with rods and screws 5 years ago. For 2 years my lower back has been in pain causing difficulty walking, sleeping or doing any activity. My PCP has said it's just depression. Last week I made an appt. to tell him it's not depression and requested at least X-rays. He ordered an MRI of the lumber and thoracic spines; it showed a cyst between L4 and L5 and arthritis in the thoracic spine. I'll see the spine surgeon next week.
I'll be reading what I can find on this forum