I had spinal fusion last December on L4 L5. I was doing pretty good after the surgery and then in February I fell on the ice and fractured L1. It was the most painful I have ever felt. I was pretty miserable for about three months. I wore the hard plastic brace for the 3 months. I was so glad to be rid of that. My lower back has started hurting in the last few months especially when I am on my feet doing anything for 15 minutes or more. The pain does not radiate down my leg. I usually lay down and rest for awhile and I am good to go. I don't know if injections would help but my spinal surgeon doesn't think the pain clinics help that much. I am very hesitant to go back to my spine doctor because I don't want to go through MRI and cat scan and possibly another surgery. Does anyone have a clue what the pain could be coming from. I still have vicodin from my fracture so I am taking that but I am getting low and I don't think the Dr. will prescribe anything. He is just that way. My pain clinic doctor moved 45 miles away. I would love to go to see him but I think I would need a referral and don't think I will get one from spine dr.