After an accident in September 2009 I had my lumbar spine fused and a laminectomy in December 2009. Prior to the surgery I had extreme sciatic pain to the point where I had to walk with a cane. After the surgery the sciatic pain disappeared but has resurfaced over the past couple of months. I went for another MRI and no new damage was seen. I am wondering what happens if there is no physical indication of pain on the MRI but I still have a lot of pain? The Physicians Assistant told me that there is nothing they can do for me medically so I might just need to take more pain meds. Any thoughts?