almost 5 months since my laminectomy lumbar fusion multi level for l4,l5 and s1. have a rod, screws and cage. dr says it's starting to heal over the hardware but i have so much pain 24/7 on my left side lower back and left hip. also working part time due to the 45 min drive to work standing for 4 hrs due to it hurts to sit. ihave a desk job but they got me a stand and sit desk with a fatigue mat. I am not over weight so that isn't the problem. doesn't help though and my legs ache too. had an epidural shot 2 wks ago and it lasted one day. the dr seems concerned. has anyone had this problem? if so what did your dr do?