I have a small knot on the left side of my hip. It is very painful. I also have burning pain in my shin and now in my ankle.
An MRI says I have spinal stenosis and degenerative disk disease. I have had DDD since I was in my 30's and each year it seems to get worse.
I had had epidurals, chiropractic and physical therapy, along with message thereapy and nothing helps.
I am going to a surgeon now but am wondering what to expect. I am in very good health and very active. This pain has put such a strain on my activities and I do not want to be on pain meds all of the time.
How long does it take to recouperate and what should I expect as far as typical results.