I am at my wits end with pain. It’s been 18 months of chronic pain that’s gone from bad to utter misery. I can’t sit for more than 15 minutes. I’ve been to PT twice, two steroid injections and two different chiropractors. My life is essentially on hold until I get pain relief. I have DDD- L4 and L5 are severe and L3 moderate. Also severe foraminal stenosis at L5. I don’t have leg pain/weakness/numbness. It’s all Lumbar, hip and upper buttock pain. I feels like this new round of PT is making the pain worse. How bad did it get for you before you decided on fusion surgery?