I am new on here. I had an MRI of my lower back. It showed I have foraminal stenosos at L1-L2, L2-L3, L3-L4, and L4-L5. It shows facet hypertrophy from L1 down to L5. I have retrolisthesis of L2 on L3. I have a circumfrentila disc bulge at L2-L3.I have moderate degenerative disc disease at L2-L3 and L3-L4. I have end stage degenerative disc disease at L4-L5.I have a circumfrential disc osteophyte at L4-L5..I have a transitional partially sacrilized L5. I have been to a PM specialist with no improvement and I am meeting with an orthopedic surgeon tomorrow. I have had a piriformis steroid injection and an epidural steroid injection. I can tell you that just the MRI report scares me to death. The surgeob is recommending fusion and removal of the bone spurs with conventional surgery with the inscision in my abdomen. Has anyone had these problems?