I had a multi-level lumbar fusion 11/1/10. I did well for 11 months, then started hurting again. I was put on neurontin, naproxen, and ultram for a while to see if that helped. It didn't. I then had another MRI. My first fusion is fine, but the problem is with the vertebrae above the previous fusion. I am now scheduled for another fusion on 11/1/11. I can't seem to find any information about recovery from a second fusion. Please help if you can!!!