I am one year laminectomy/decompression at L5, 63 male, road bike rider, with recurring lower back pain and some foot numbness. Uncomfortable but not on any meds. MRI shows disc degeneration, no herniation, and moderately severe stenosis with two tiny synovial cysts. NS recommends posterior fusion with hardware, but I am inclined to go for another decompression
and see what the outcome will be. Any thoughts?