I was diagonosed in December of 2014 and saw a neurosurgeon in Janurary 2015. Neurosurgeon is very apprenhisive to preform surgery until I begin to lose bladder and/or bowel control. I've been experiencing extreme pain especially on my left side with numbness in both feet and extreme heaviness in my legs. I have other conditions all with my lumbar region and I'm reaching out to learn all I can about this condition because there isn't much information online that I can find. If you are in the same boat I'd be interested to know what you may be experiencing. Please feel free to contact me. I am almost 52 years old and wish to keep my mobility as long as possible. I'm just looking for answers as to dealing with my conditions.