I was wanting to find out if it's "normal" to have this much pain after having L 3/4 L 4/5 fusion after 10 months? I am 60 years young, had cage and screws put in, and bone graft. As I write this post, I am having major pain in my lower back, all the way up to mid-back level. I can walk for maybe 15 minutes, and have a hard time riding in a car. I'm going to be seen by my surgeon on 5/ 23 for a follow up from neck surgery fusion about a month ago.