I have been suffering from severe back pain for 2 years now. I have gone to 2 Doctors. (Orthopedic surgeon and a Neurosurgeon.) OS said I needed a Spinal Fusion the NS said I needed a back brace. My problem is that I can’t stand for more than 15 minutes. I can walk for miles but can’t stop and stand. It is so weird. As long as I’m moving I am OK but the moment I stop a stand in the same spot I begin to start hurting. If I sit down once it starts hurting I am almost instantly relieved from the pain. My job requires me to sit for long periods, I am sure this has an effect. I have been working to make my back stronger, but no luck, still the same. I am a little overweight but in good shape. My pain is on the left side. I am sure it’s the L3 or L4 area. The discogram that was taken a couple of weeks ago was negative due to not being normal pain. It did indicate that L3, L4 are worse than the ruptured disc at L5. Weird again. But I am lost, the pain will not leave me. I am scheduled to go back to my Pain Management Dr. on Nov 1st. I guess I will get an ESI in the left L4 area. Not sure if it will work or not, the other ESIs have helped but not with my standing problem. Does any know what this could be or mean? Thank you to all who replies.