I was just told last week that I need back surgery again. It has only been 10 months since I had a fusion of L4 and L5 and screws put in. I have been in horrible pain for about the past 2 months but my doctor told me it could take 6 months to a year for the nerves to heal. I was trying to wait a year but my PCP said I should go back. They did MRI, CT scan and X-rays and said the bone has deterioriated away from the screws holding my disc in place. They recommended removing the screws and putting in something else. I cried for a whole day. I didn't expect to ever have this surgery again much less in less than a year. I haven't been back to my doctor to discuss it yet. Cannot get in until 6-15 and I am trying to set up a 2nd opinion with a KU doctor which will probably be August or Sept before I can get in to see him. My dentist told me yesterday that every person he knows that has had back surgery has had it twice. Has anyone else experienced this? I feel like maybe something went wrong with my original surgery and am reluctant to have it again except I am in such horrible pain. I am just like I was before surgery.