So here I am again for more info. I am 6months post-op 3 level spinal fusion. I stopped with the pain meds back in may-june because my pain mngmt doc has me on so much crap that I was going nuts and then she had the balls to tell me I messed with my urine sample, I also had major relief of my leg pains so I stopped seeing her. I was ok for about a month. The I started to get the bad lower back pains and the leg raise pains again, I have not had those pains since before my spinal fusion. I went to my surgeon to see about alternate pain mgmnt. They did an xray and said my hardware looked ok and the bones were growing very fast and sent me on my way. Every time I went to PT I could walk and stretch but then body exercises I could not do because the pain was so bad. So they stopped my PT. I called my surgeon because the pain is getting much worse as time goes on. I finally got a call back after 3 weeks for this CT Malogram. I have already had a spinal fluid leak:( I do not want another:)but it seems that I have to do this test. I am really wanting this pain to go away, not sure if I should just go back on the pills or what. I cant sit down or upright. When I do and I try to get up there is so much pain. What do you folks think could be causing all this pain. Is it normal for me to have so much pain in my lower back all the time. What do I do in the meantime? I have another 2 weeks before I even get the results of the Ct-Malogram that I am to have on 8.11.09. I worry that my surgeon will tell me everything is fine , this is normal, I dont know if I can deal with this pain especially knowing that they cant do anything about it. Thanks for your time.