To shorten things up....(20 years old) I have had an L5 vertebrae fracture and a herniated disc that is pretty well shot and can't be fixed with a Discektomy, (Injury happened 3 months ago) so the doctor said I need to have a fusion soon. I took an EMG test last week that showed active moderate S1 nerve damage. I am getting the surgery approved from insurance right now and the surgery would need to be scheduled within a month of approval. Over the last few days almost all of my pain has subsided?!?! is this an anomaly? Do I wait a while longer to see what happens? Should I just cancel the whole thing? I don't want to cancel the surgery then the pain comes back. I don't understand how the pain could have just gone away because the fractured vertebrae is sitting on top of S1 nerve. FREAKED OUT.