Hi back. I’m so sorry about your not feeling well. I do hope you find a way to improve your pain and mobility. It sounds like you have dealt with pain a while, and have run the marathon. Spine surgery is no picnic.
Actually, I do have chronic pain. Bad back. I deal with it without medication, and have minimal procedures to keep me on my feet. But everyone is different. What works for one may not work for the other.
Everyone has the right to disagree.
I wish you the best…