hello everyone. my lower back problems started with lower back pain , dull ache, then progressed to stabbing spasms that caused me a half hour getting out of bed. diagnosed disc degeneration, ankylosing spondylitis. numerous shots cortizone, physical therapy. no help at all. last straw was surgeon who said there was general settling in the lower back and wanted to go in from my front and clean it up. then i started listening to dr sarno on youtube and read his book, healing back pain. that was 3 years ago and have been pain free since. my hips are worn out and scheduled replacement last week. the dr ordered x-rays of my back and told me my lower spine is completely fused. and i have that dull lower back pain that causes me discomfort radiating down into my buttocks causing inability to walk any distance(gets worse the longer i walk). I've had that walking problem for many years, but lower back pain and spasms stopped 3 years ago. where do i go from here? thanks.