I had spinal fusion (L5-S1) February 4th 2008. I am still in a lot of pain and the Dr. refuses to send me to PT or other specialist (i.e. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation). The surgeon told me he would be using the traditional titanium rods and I didn’t find out I had plastic rods until my first X-Ray 6 weeks post-op. The surgeon blows me off when I ask for help about my pain. Please let me know if you have any experience with this. Thanks.