Yes it does.
Now the question is...what's next?
Well.... 12-7 will be my 5th back surgery. 3 fusions, 1 spinal cord stimulator, 1 disectomy, 40 epidurals, pills, PT, acupuncture, etc
Having spinal fusion is like wrecking your car at 120 mph and the body shop tries to do "their magic" and make it like brand new again. It's never the same....
Been fighting it for over 30 years, Once you get surgery done, then comes the scar tissue and arthritis. Acupuncture helped me more than anything. If you get the right person. Surgery will releive the pressure off the nerves and put you back "structurally" like you should be but doesn't guarantee the pain will be gone. PT for me was/ is a total waste of time. Drugs are poison.
Give acupuncture a try if there is a good one near you. Surgery has to be last in my opinion.
It is a rough fuucking road.....