Having severe pain post-op fusion t8-9 3 months ago and my MRI says spinal cord edema and slight cord enlargement but not the size of a shrinx 2mmx2.2cm. I had none of this before the fusion and pain is way more now than before the surgery. they had to put me on pain patches and oxycodone to keep me more comfortable. Doctor thinks it's just post=op pain, but he always says that and come back in 2 months. I'm very worried it could be spinal cord trauma because when I look up edema and cord enlargement it always comes up spinal cord trauma and emergency steroid IV to get the swelling down. Have any of you heard of this after fusions?