I had a 15-level spinal fusion (T4 to pelvis) in 2011. I have had severe pain in my mid back since surgery. I have been on multiple narcotics and may be on them for life.
My main reason for posting is to ask others, who have had very extensive spinal fusions, or shorter fusions, is 1) Do you have back pain and is it severe? 2) Do you have any problems with your legs. Three years after my surgery I developed a bad limp and now use a cane that helps me walk normally. I think this is a strange thing to happen 3 years after surgery. I also developed really painful peripheral neuropathy in both feet. My surgeon denies knowing what may have caused these problems.