I'm 2 month post op l4-l5 plif and they removed hardware at l5-s1 from previous plif. I'm having moderate hip groin and left leg pain that started a month ago. Doctor says x rays look fine but I should not be having this much pain. He sending me for an MRI to see what's going on and he said possibly I herniated my l3-l4 from when I fell in the shower 5weeks ago. Could you herniate a disk above just 2 months from having a fusion? I can't have another surgery. If they don't find anything on my MRI I'll be diagnosed with failed back surgery syndrome and will be sent to pain management. I'm suppose to go back to work in a month and his pa said I shouldn't and the dr. Said it's not his problem but if I do go back it will make things worse. I asked the dr. If things could get better he said likely not. He said thart some people just don't do well with these surgerys and maybe that is what your case is. I'm only 28 years old, what do I do now. My husband wants me to file for disability due to this and because I also have autoimmune disease. If you have a l3-l4 herniated disk would this cause hip and groin pain? This wasn't suppose to happen. I was supppose to feel better not worse.