Is it normal to feel pain where the hardware is? I can feel pain from the rods and screws in my spine. I will start PT this coming Thursday and am worried already that I will end up with even more pain. Right now as long as I am not moving I am pain free but to move really hurts. The Dr said the PT was to begin to help me wean off of the back brace. Right now even though I hate having to wear the brace I feel better with it on. Does anyone else with hardware feel theirs?