I an going on 6 months post ALIF and the past few days my pain level has been so intense that my body has actually been shaking. My family has been writing all of it off as "no big deal", "using it as an excuse to do nothing", or from my mother who has spine issues, but not the same as me"I have the same pain and still do things". I do all I can to bite my tongue and not flip out on all of them". I also worked and led a normal life for 4-5 years with this pain until I reached my breaking point and moved back home to get it taken care of. I've had the surgery, wrnt to therapy, had the injections and nothing has worked. Tomorrow I have the psych eval for the neurostimulator so I hope I can at least lower my pain by half with that, but until then, I need a way to convey to my familt just how bad I feel 24/7. So fellow spineys, do any of you have any suggestions?