I have suffered with spinal stenosis, narrowing of the sponal column. And also degenerative disk disease. Came on last summer, and as a 39 marathon and 9 ultra runner the lack of activity due to pain was incredibly frustrating. I had constant dull pain and most mornings had to lift my legs out of bed in order to get going. I looked and sounded like a 90 year old!
I decided to go for the surgery at the end of may this year and it's been a complete success. I had a fantastic surgeon from Egypt and he has worked wonders. In now pain free, getting fitter and am back running around 2-3 miles.
I opted for Cofex implants. google them, and see what you think.....
Best of luck and so what you think is best for you. I did and the results have been amazing! ????