Hi, I'm 4 months post op from an L4/5, L5/S1 fusion and although I understand its pretty recent, I'm concerned because some of my pre op symptoms are starting to make a come back. My neurosurgeon stated that full recovery would take from 9-12 months, however, as each day goes by, I feel more of the same pain. I'm also experiencing a new stabbing pain in my buttocks, more on the right side which will make me scream in pain. These symptoms started about a month ago and I'm not scheduled to see the Dr for another 6 months. Currently going to pain management, but my symptoms are much worst since my last appointment with them. Anybody out there experienced my same symptoms? Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks.