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Back Problems board

I am 12 weeks post-op today from a two-level (L4/L5) fusion. I too have had ups and downs and about 6 weeks or so post-op developed more pain, which turned out to be nerve pain. My dr. prescribed Lyrica which I was only able to take for 10 days because of the side effects. I am now taking Neurontin and that too had side effects, but it has helped tremendously with the nerve pain. You may want to ask your dr. about giving you something specifically to help with the nerve pain.

I have learned from visiting these boards that the kind of surgery we had, there will be ups/downs and good/not so good days. I didn't believe I would have any good days, but now I do -- my good days outweigh my bad. I am by no means out of the woods, and I know I will still have some more not so good days, but trust me, it will get better. Everyone here is very supportive. Please hang in there and know that you are not alone.