Hello there. I am three weeks post op double lumbar fusion. I am really doing quite well, I am weaning off of Percocet. The only pain I have really had is temporary nerve pain that I have experienced since my surgery. The pain is on my skin, on my upper thighs and butt. My doctor precribed Lyrica, my insurance denied it. The doctor gave my samples on Lyrica C 75 mg. It has almost taken the pain away. If my doctor cannot keep giving me samples, what pain killer compares to Lyrica? I cannot imagine having that pain again! Please let me know what other choices I have. Stupid insurance company. Thank you.