I'd like to know if anyone is familiar with the type of pain that I'm having. I had an ALIF on the L5/S1 on the 10th of June, and am healing nicely. Now, out of the blue, I have developed a burning pain in my upper back. It started out about 3 inches below the base of my neck and one inch to the left. I called my dr. and he said that it could be a trigger point. The burning has since spread to the other side of my spine and up my neck. I don't see my doctor again until this Thursday, but I feel like I have a colony of fire ants on my back. I've never heard of trigger points. Can anyone help?