When I was 15 I was in a horsing accident, bucked off and landed square on my bum. Concussion, contusion, jammed whole wright hand, fractures. Little did I know at the age of 17 after months of back pain, I'd be diagnosed with Degenerative Disk Disease and Spinal Stenosis. Months of PT and exercise, brought no relief. At the age of 20 in June of 2013, one morning I couldn't get out of bed. Sciatic burned down my legs (YES, LEGS AS IN BOTH OF THEM) I tried to get ready for work but could not. My boyfriend's mother rushed me to the ER. Spent days with doctors trying to say I was faking it or just wanted meds... they finally got ahold of my Ortho doc who confirmed my claims . Scheduled am MRI and as the results were seen, they were in shock to how I was still walking. The next day I was scheduled for an emergency L4/L5 Fusion with a graph, rods, 6 screws and 4 pins. Spent 4 months recovering in PT. For the first 6 or so months following, I did great. I thought I finally had escaped the pain... Well that was short lived. It's now been 2 years 4 months since my surgery and I'm on worse pain now than ever. No amount of PT or pain meds changes it. My right leg is affected the most. My hip, thigh, and knee hurt always. It burns and tingles. My thigh is numb half the time, and the other half it's on fire. My right foot is numb. I have no feeling in the last 3 toes. It hurts to walk, hurts to stand, sit, lay.. everything. My left leg hurts mildly in my hip, thigh, and knee. Just a few days a month. I'm afraid to go back to the same doctor. I cannot afford to. I don't know what to do. For a while, walking helped a lot to alleviate the pain. Now even that pains me. Just walking from my bedroom to the bathroom, I'm limping. Can anybody give me some insite? What to do? Should I see a different doctor? Did the fusion not take? I do not want pain medication anymore. I want actual relief. I'd like to have one day where it doesn't hurt. I'm only 23. I shouldn't be in this much agony.