I am not new here and just posted the other day. I am waiting for an approval from my insurance to have a lower back spinal fusion at L5-S1. In which my doctor said it is actually called TLIF. I woke up this morning with horrible hip pain (which i have had off and on) on my right side. It is almost like i slept wrong or something. But tonight i was tucking my kids into bed, they have bunk beds btw, and i was reaching to give my daughter a stuffed animal that she sleeps with and all of the sudden i had this unbearable pain stab me in my lower back all the way across and worse pain in my hip. And i know it is not sciatica but my question is what could it be? And how do i help to try and elevate the pain so i can possibly get some kind of sleep? I already took my pain meds and a muscle relaxer in which aren't helping at all. I can barely walk and it hurts like h***! It is like my normal pain times 10 and won't let up. So can anyone give me some insite into what this could be!