I'm new to this so I hope this is posted. I'm five weeks postop L4-S1 PLIF, wearing a brace, unable to drive and still having severe lower back pain down through legs if laying on my back too long. I also can't lay on either sides. I end up in my recliner every night because it is the most comfortable for me. When I had my surgery they also discovered a large mass of intertwined blood vessels wrapped around my dura constricting blood circulation and spinal fluid but now everything is decompressed. Is this pain I'm experiencing common?