Hi, my name is Alma. Like so many of you, I too am dealing with daily chronic low back and leg pain [thigh and bi-lateral]. I had a spinal fusion in 2004 and it's been an up and down experience. I've actually had more back pain than I've ever had in my entire life; I'm 61 yrs old. But, I'll have to say that at times my left leg pain improved a great deal. Now, I'm facing the decision whether to have another fusion on level L 3; L 4 is my previous fusion. I've been in a great deal of pain since missing a step coming down off of a ladder, in Feb.. L 3 is now bulged [maybe ruptured], worn, and leaking. My MRI was done a few in Feb. and since then I felt something move in my back after it popped when I leaned over only slightly.
I had 2 steroid spinal injections; but got no relief!
I's really like to hear from someone with similar problems.