I had spinal fusion and rod put in, in my upper spine, in feb of this year, was recovering very well and nearly pain free until about early June when I started having excruciating pain only on my right side, around the hip lower back area. My surgeon said that this pain was unrelated to the surgery, but I've never had anything like it, it is quite debilitating and has prevented me from doing any exercise or working for long periods of time. It feels like all the muscles along my right side have torn. I have a 4cm height discrepancy with my legs, my right leg being the shorter one, and the side the pain is on. Again, my surgeon assures me this is unrelated to the op. Just wondering if anyone has experienced this type of pain post op?