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Hi spinal world I have suffered from back pain off an on for last 25 yrs. I have Ddd at l4/5 l5/s1 and partial disectomy laminectomy at l4/5 last year. 3 good size pieces of disk were. Removed and it was causing painfully left leg sciatica pain as well as Spodothosis. Oct of 2013 was when I had surgery. It has been a long painfully recovery and am at a crossroad. 6 months out since surgery I'm still somewhat optimistic Bout my recovery but still have back pain and lower foot pain and numbness. Would like to discuss similar situations and outcomes with other subscribers thNks for. Your help and responses the QUig59