It's been a while since I have posted. I had a Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion on the L5/L4 disc on 12/19/08. Until recently, I thought the surgery was a complete success with an occasional spasm. About two months ago, I started enduring some really bad pain that went from my lower back...to the buttocks...down my leg. What's scary is this is the pain I had prior to my surgery. I had an MRI which was normal and I had a Myleogram on 3/11 which took me 4 days to recover from and I'm still a bit uncomfortable. My follow up with my doctor isn't until next Thursday so I went to get the written results to see if I could gain any insight. Overall from what I'm reading, it looks like I have started fusing and everything is on track but how do I explain this pain??? Is fusing painful?? I'm really concerned because I don't want to undergo another procedure and I DON'T want a discogram. :jawdrop: Can anyone share experiences. Thanks in advance!