I have a bulging disk and stenosis in my lumbar region. Just wondering if anyone has had surgery for either of these and was it worth it? I've heard all the horror stories of back surgery, so I'm a bit skeptical. My brother had surgery for stenosis, when he came to, the only thing hurting was the incision. He's had excellent results for the last seven years, but it is beginning to come back on him. On the other hand my first wife died from complications from her back surgery, although in her case the circumstances were much worse to begin with. Long story, not sure if the web has enough electrons to share it all. I have the MRI, the doc hasn't even seen it yet. Kinda scary, looking at it makes me wonder if I should even be walking, much less laying sod, which is what I have been doing in my yard lately. I can post the picture if anyone is interested. I go back for a followup next Wednesday, McBride Clinic in Norman. Before going to Norman I have tried acupuncture (made it worse), chiropractors (no relief), and injections from a pain management doc. The injection gave pain relief for about three days. They want to do a procedure where they partially burn nerves, the doc in Norman says NO! I'm really leery about that procedure.