In April of 2004, I had a spinal fusion of L4-S1 with titanium rods placed to stabilize my spine. I began feeling pain, that resembles that of sciatica, yesterday. The pain is unbearable at times. Stems from my lower back, down my right buttock, down that hip to my heel. My 3 little toes tingle a lot & that is painful at times, too. I don't know how I could have anything pressing on my sciatic nerve, since everything in my spine should be stable. I have made an appointment with the surgeon who performed my fusion 7 years ago...my appointment is next Wednesday. I was just wondering if any one else has had this problem? I have a 3 year old son with special needs & a 5 month old daughter...so I'm hoping surgery is not in my future.