I had an ALIF at S5/S1 6 weeks ago, and I'm healing fine. But, now I have a burning pain at T3. It feels like a bad sunburn, and I can't stand for clothing to touch it. I pointed it out to my surgeon yesterday, but he thinks that it's related to my surgery and wants me to "give things time to settle down". Why would it start up 6 weeks later. Also, he changed my Rx from hydrocodone (wasn't helping), to darvocet. It also doesn't help. Isn't darvocet weaker than hydrocodone? Has anyone ever experienced this type of burning pain that is in a totally opposite end of the spine from the surgery?