gr8tful welcome to Healing Well Chronic Pain Forum, I am sorry that you have reason to have to come here, but I am happy that you have found us! I think you will find that this forum has some of the most caring and compassionate people your find anywhere on the internet. You will never be alone with your pain when your here on this forum, you will always have someone willing to listen and give what advice they may have, and also they will be able to empathize with you! We are not doctors and we can not cure you but we can be here for you, and listen to you, and this is also a great place to come and vent your frustrations with your pain. There are allot of people that have similar conditions as yours I myself just had surgery on my lower back at L3/4/5 on the 9th of January! Anyway againg I want to Welcome you to our forum. and I do wish you all the best!