I had decompression of all the L's and S1. Two fusions in the lower lumbar. A few days after all the meds wore off, I started getting severe pain in the backs of my thighs down to my knees. It started in the left leg then eventually started in the right also. I cannot sit. Doesn't matter if it's a hard or soft surface. when I get up and try to stand and walk, the pain in my thighs is so severe it makes me sink to the floor. My legs are totally weak and I have to wait a few minutes before I can take a step. If i lay down and get up, it doesn't happen. Well, at least it hasn't yet. From all I'm reading it sounds like it might be coming. I'm getting the feeling I am going to spend the rest of my life like this. I've been to a neurologist. He wants to do nerve conduction tests. Why. Nothing he can do if nerves are dead. I'm thinking of canceling the appt. I'm living on pain meds and I lay in or on my bed 24/7. I have no life anymore. Has anyone out there ever found any relief?