I’m 74. General pain is similar. Had L4 and L5 fusion in 2007..but screw was was misplaced,. Had to have screw removed a few months after. Pain continued L side; albeit abated a little. Have terrific pain these days,. Dx spinal stenosis. Osteopenia. Rx Hydrocodone 325 mg, napraxon, etc. Pain thru Rt. leg and down to foot. Outpt Surg scheduled next week. I have been having PT for several years. I think what isn’t mentioned in this thread is the psychological effect of long term pain. That in itself is debilitating coupled with mortality issues in the aging process and current COVID-19 insecurities.