i have no pain in my lower back and left leg after living with constant pain for four years. Previously getting out of bed was so painful that it took 4-5 minutes just to stand. Just now I swung my feet off the bed and stood with ease (2 normal legs). I could cry (joyfully). The surgery was supposed to last 90 minutes but it took 180. There was a lot of spur and abnormality that the Doc removed from my spine. The nerve is no longer pinched. This is amazing "quality of life" stuff. I'm feeling joyful and very blessed. Aurora West Allis.......fantastic smart kind people. Happy!