I was in a car accident 7 weeks ago and am suffering significant back pain ever since. It' s gotten worse as time goes on. I was given 2 steroid shots in the ER and am still taking Meloxicam. I started taking Vicodin about 3 weeks ago because the pain was so bad. I had my 2nd spinal fusion back in Dec. L4-L5 connected to my 1st fusion, L5-S1 and was doing so well. I get my 1st epidural injection this Friday but I guess I'm just frustrated with this new pain. I was told it was due to inflammation and sacroiliac pain. Has anyone had issues with something like this and how long can inflammation last?