I had my 3rd spinal fusion on October 24. I had loose hardware, needed hardware removal and had a scar revision. However I didn't have problems until they took my stent out. At that point I was no longer on antibiotics and the steri strips were covered with a lidocaine patch and fell off the next day which concerned my surgeon. Now I went in at 3 weeks post op and I am having burning on the right side of my incision which is slowly spreading. They say it could be nerves, or the stitches tey placed in my muscles, and possibly and infection. The only reason they don't want to give me antibiotics is because I don't have any fever but I never have gotten fevers when I've had infections before. Has anyone else have off and on burning and severe pain and sensitivity to only one side of the incision? I have no problems whatsoever on the left side but on the right side if any air hits my neck I go through the roof! What do you think?