I've had low back pain for as long as I can remember. I've never had and MRI of my L-Spine. Just had C5C6 ACDF on March 7th. The only thing I feel is better is my daily headaches at the base of my skull. Still having really bad hand pain. Now my right side is almost as bad as my left was before surgery. In the past two days, not only is my low back hurting, I'm having terrible shooting pains down my right hip. I haven't done anything major for this to start hurting this bad. I have my first follow up appt. with Dr. on Friday. I feel bad because I feel worse than I did before surgery and I hope he doesn't give up on me. Can anyone shed any light on the low back issue?