ok, I am 5 weeks out of l-5/s1 alif 360. I know I am early in and understand I have a long way to go. I am on norco, valium, and sone hard core time relief thing i cant remember for the life of me the name and am to tired to get up and look. I have great pain control, and an walking well, still unsure how much. I walk on a trail with my walker 1 mile 3 days a week and the rest of the time I am just walking around the house, outside etc. My biggest problem that I am dealing with is this horrible squeezing creepy tight feeling in my back that absolulty nothing helps. I feel it all day and for some reason it really bothers me. I almost with it was pain, because I understand pain, I am familiar with it, but this i just hate, to the point that i get teary about it. Any advice, words of wisdom, please, I really need some kind words.