I have had chronice back pain for over three and a half years now.. I have had a diskectomy, and then nine months ago I had a lumbar fusion. from L-4 to S-1. The surgery was excruciating, and still at this point in the recovery I am feeling very hopeless. The pain is still so Intense.But I had no Idea I would feel this awful this far after the surgery. I had the best neurosurgeon in Utah, I feel like I really did my research, and My L5-S1 disk was almost non existant and was grinding vertebra to vertebra, so the artificial disk and fusion was necessary. It consumes my life. It is constant, and the nerve pain from my hips down to my feet is killing me. I have tried physical therapy, chiropractic, K laser, stem, stretching, ice/heat, baths, pain killers daily, muscle relaxers, holistic healers.. and the list goes on..I was recently told I may have S1 dysfunction, and bursitis of the hip. is anyone else having similar pain?