It was just luck that I cancelled my surgery. For a whole year, my leg hurt, sometimes so badly I could barely walk. You guys can empathize, I am sure! I have stenosis and spondylolisthesis. I was scheduled to have an L4/L5 fusion. I was waiting to see a surgeon for a second opinion
Two months later, before my appointment with the second surgeon, the pain went away! I couldn't believe it. I thought the pain in my leg was permanent.
The second surgeon said if my leg didn't hurt anymore there was no need to do the surgery. My back still hurts, but my leg pain is gone. It's been four months since my leg stopped hurting. I am so happy I cancelled the surgery. Can you imagine, I would have had to recover from surgery that turned out to be unnecessary?
So my advice to you, is wait it out, if you can.