I am 57 yrs. old and had a L-5, S-1 fusion done back in Feb. 2016. Before I had it done the pain in my left leg and hip was unbearable to the point I was screaming every morning before my pain meds would kick in then it would subside some. After I had the fusion done I was still having some pain in my left leg and hip, my Dr. said it would go away with time once the nerve healed and I thought ok sounds reasonable. But, now 4 months after the fusion the pain is returning almost like before I had the fusion, the pain is becoming unbearable in the mornings when I wake up or it wakes me up. I am on my feet for most of the day as I work in retail, and it keeps getting worse. I have been in bed for the last 4 days, to stay off of my leg, my Dr. will not return my calls as I have asked what to do, and I hate taking these muscle relaxers and pain meds. This is starting to effect my job and my life in general, I hate living in pain! Has anyone else had this kind of problem after a spinal fusion, if so any advice would greatly be appreciated.