I had spinal fusion surgery on Dec. 10, 07. I still have quite a bit of back pain and when I woke from surgery I had awful nerve pain in both legs (did not have this pre-op)
My surgeon said there is little to no fusion happening yet. He thought he saw some very slight bone growth a couple weeks ago but nothing impressive.
I had an ESI injection on Thursday, it was done really low, I assume because of the hardware in my back now. Its still too soon to tell if the injection is helping or not. My pain has been almost a 8 or 9 everyday from the injection, but hopefully sometime this weekend it will start to ease up some.
My PM doctor put me on Norco and just started me on Cymbalta and Lamicital however there was a nice little warning with the Cymbalta that said do not take it if you also use Triptians for migraines, which I do. So now he took away the Cymbalta and put me on Pamelor.
Hope something works soon!