You have described what 80% of all patients with your diagnosis note for symptoms. I like to hear that the surgeon has “been around a long time”.
“Does that mean if surgery goes well, that training would resume to the level I was pre-symptoms hopefully”. Yes.
Your symptoms will be lower back pain generated from the shift and degeneration as well as leg pain, increased with standing from foraminal stenosis.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.