My doctor performed anterior/posterior 360 fusion with cage plate and screws at L5-S1. I had this surgury on3/24/2008. I am 6 months out and going to PT. The sharp pain I had before the surgery is gone however; I now have sharp pain in a different place coupled with siatic symptoms and a constant ache in the general area of the fusion. PT makes symptoms worse. I currently tale 4-6 Vicodin a day to control the pain. It seems like after the surgery, I have traded one pain for another. anyone else going through the same situation? The only saving grace is that I am able to work 20 hours a week......helps keep the mind off of this snowball affect situation.