I am so confused. I have a lumbar fusion on September 30th 2013. It was from L3-L5 with a laminectomy from L2-L5 and was a posterior fusion. The problem I am having it has been 10 months since the fusion however, I am having pain and tenderness in my lower back and it goes down my right leg and pain in front part of my right thigh. The pain causes me problems when I walk. I have to stop because of the pain. I use a cane when I am outside my home when I go for my daily walks because I am afraid to be without it. I told my Surgeon about it but he says it will get better. I am now going to a pain management doctor for help and he want to give me an injection on my right side where the tenderness is, Can someone explain to me what is going on. I am on Gabapentin and now Cymbalta.