I am 83, and have been treated by a pain Dr. after an epidural at first treatment, I had a pain in my groin, that caused my pelvic to feel locked, I could not walk for about 10 mins. without excruciating pain in my right side. Was scheduled for 4 treatments that at ea. session I was given injections in my spine. I kept having the pelvic pain, he ignored me, and continued with scheduling another treatment of injections. I had begun to lose feeling in my side to the point I could not walk without stumbling. After the 4th round of injections I had to be put in a wheelchair to my ride. I have not been back. My primary Dr. felt I needed to see a spine specialist to see what could be to help my numbness in right side. The spine Dr. was very concerned about my experience with the pain treatments. After PT for several wks. Without improving he has scheduled surgery for lumbar stenosis. Should I have doubts about having this surgery? My surgeon has very high credentials, and tells me he has performed this surgery many times on elderly adults with success.