Hello forum, I am 64 years young and my pain started about 18 months ago. It started as a stabbing pain at the top of my right buttock and has progressed to chronic middle back extending to my right hip. Radiology report says severely degenerated L4/L5 disc, with severe right side foraminal stenosis. I don’t have leg pain,weakness or numbness. Prior to this I was active- jogging, car hobbiest and home DIY. I’ve been to PT, 2 chiropractors and have had 2 steroid injections- at L5 and the sacral area. I have tried tramidol but it doesn’t really help. I also try to stay active walking and mild exercising, but it seems to make the pain worse. I have seen two different spine doctors and both say not a candidate for surgery and to continue PT. I am in the process of getting a 3rd opinion from a prominent surgeon at (edit) in Philadelphia. My biggest problem is I can’t sit for more than 30 minutes without intense pain setting in. I would appreciate any feedback/encouraging words the forum can offer.