Hi, first time site. scheduled for lumbar laminectomy,w/fusion on s1,l5,l4 been in chronic pain since 1989. work as a mechanic and a van fell forward off the hoist and landed on 2 co-workers i rushed over and lifted up enough so they could get out. my question is how long will i be out, doctor siad 3 months for sure, sounds like it major surgery not that all back surgery isn't he siad they need to make a 6 inch incesion. sorry so long any info appreciated. current meds: vicodin, lyrica, and now flexirel.