Dr. Lenard looked at my CD and told me that I had several problems with my back and said that he did NOT recommend my having back surgery, because it is (1) not guaranteed and (2) they would be putting nuts and bolts in my back and that would take a long recovery, if any. I decided not to have the surgery. I am taking Tramadol and Motrin for the pain. Previously, I had seen Dr. Bacot and he recommended Physical Therapy, which I did for 8 weeks and it must say that it did help the pain a lot to ease, but I cannot go thru that again. And previous to that, I saw Dr. Rucker, who cured a big toe foot infection, for which I was truly thankful for.