I have been told by my dr. that the only way I will get relief is to have the fusion. L4-5 is deteriorated and L5 S1 is collapsed and bone spurs. So I got scared and cancelled my surgery. Needless to say, I am in pain so bad. Just went to the store this morning and the walking did it. I have numbness in foot and legs are so weak. What will happen to me if I don't have the surgery. You say well you will be in pain. I will try epidural. Could anyone advise me what to do.