My problem is 5 years in the making and consistent in nature. Pain down the left leg which is aggravated with standing. Can stand for 3 to 4 minutes and then the pain/burn is too severe to remain upright. Occasionally this includes the right leg.
MRI shows degenerative spine with L4 and L5 slipped on S1. Have had epidural injections which work beautifully for the first 2.5 weeks and then nothing. My quality of life is limited to sitting, as I am unable to get around much. The neurosurgeon offers the only remedy as Gill Decompression with Fusion of L4 and L5 with plate and 4 screws (because of the considerable slip). A tough decision for me. I have never had spinal surgery but have had both my knees replaced.