I had TLIF of L3-l4 on August 5, 2008 after three years of pain. Six weeks after the surgery, I have developed a "discomfort" at the incision site. The length of the incision is 6 inches. It feels as if the incision is being pulled on one side near the sacral end of the incision. There is no redness or swelling, and I have not developed a temperature. I have followed my neurosurgeon's orders of no bending, twisting, and lifting. Plus, I am wearing a brace per his instructions. I am no longer taking any pain medication or muscle relaxers. I go for post-op X-rays on September 29th. I wasn't certain if this was perhaps a part of the normal healing process, or if I should be concerned. I was just wondering if any one else has experienced similar symptoms. I am 54 years old, so I realize that I am not going to just jump back quickly after surgery!