Thanks for all the post. I am now at 11 weeks post op from L5/S1 fusion. I have been going to PT about 4 weeks. PT told me that he did not think I was progressing as well as he thought and said i needed to visit the doctor. Doctor says that I am doing fine. The xrays look good. He did not even look at my PT's notes though. I am still having alot of muscles spasms when i lay down or get up from laying position. It is the worst after laying on my stomach to get ice during PT. Brings me to tears. When will these spasms stop? I hope that once I get my muscles back in shape that they will stop. I still have numbness in my foot. Doc says this could take a long time to go away. He said that I will not feel like myself again for about a year. Anyone else find that to be true? or does anyone else have these same muscle spasms? I guess they are spasms. They feel like something is contracting across my lower back and somehow hitting my nerve and take my breath away. Usually they only last for a moment. I tried to take the Neuroton (sp) but it did not help at all. Doctor changed my muscle relaxer to Soma and have been taking that before bed. It seems to have helped. Daytime endurance has been better, but nights getting to me.