On December 19, 2006 I had laminectomy and fusion at L5-S1. This surgery was to repair a spondylolithesis and decompress my L5 nerve which was causing leg pain and weakness, heaviness in my legs. Unfortunately, it was not successful. Either that nerve was too irritated for too long and it never could be okay OR the nerve did heal and I've developed scar tissue around that same nerve. Prior to the surgery, I never really had back pain. I would feel some tightness in my paraspinal muscles and once I had a major spasm in one of those muscles but my main complaint was pain in my legs. Recently, I've been having pain in my spine right exactly where the surgery took place. I particularly notice it when I've been lying in bed, sleeping a long time. Is a very sharp, almost stinging pain accompanied by tightness in those paraspinal muscles. It is extremely painful and I can barely move and have a hard time getting up. I haven't been doing any P.T.. Does it sound like something is wrong? Once I get up I don't have the pain--its just in bed after a long snooze. The surgeon just kind of dumped me when it was clear I was not going to be one of his success stories. Should I call his office, anyway? Talk to my PM? Or, just get back to my core exercises?