Its been a long and winding road. Over the last 20 yrs Ive had a lami L5S1, then a fusion same spot. Then a synovial cyst at L4 and another fusion. Then 8 wks later I spasm,buckle, and break L3. Ive been 2 yrs since my last surgery, the kyphoplasty for the break. Now something at L5 is slipping and popping. Ive got to stretch out and make it pop and then I get some relief. Dr. did an X-ray and said there is some spondy at the fusion site of L5/S1. Actually I was so shocked that I didnt even ask HOW there could be slippage at a spot that was fused??? Of course I'm in chronic pain and discouraged. Every step I take I am vigilant/ don't want to fall again! Exercise always causes an increase in my pain. Can't garden anymore and all the things I used to love, I can't do anymore. Ive gained 20 pds too in the last 20 yrs and cant see how w/o exercise Ill ever lose it. I watch my carbs but the meds for pain, anti-inflammatories, and antidepressants surely add to this mess. Im just disgusted and now with this new pain, slippage and spondy I can see what lies ahead. Surely after the MRI I will be facing in the future another fusion. I give up! This back goes from bad to worse. Is there ever an end to this?