i think that most of you lovely people know me by now so i wont go on about my problems .only in reference .my question is .why is post back surgery so painful and with long term pain implication.i ask because my mum at age 70 has had an aortic aneurysm repaired 5 months ago and she is fine now she does not even need pain relief.and she has a 16 inch cut down her front .so why does my 6 inch scar give me such hell .and why do most people that have had back operations then suffer with chronic pain ?? after all we have had an operation to fix us ..right?? so why the pain?? any one??