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45 year old male who just had L3-4 L4-5 fusion 9/25/08. things were going pretty well up until I started physical therapy 12/22/08. We started doing light stretches then my pain flared up & I have been in terrible pain since. I am on roxicodone 15 mg every 4-6 hours, neurontin 300 mg 4 times a day. tried three different muscle relaxers & the side effects are too much. I cannot do anything at all. The pain is unbearable. I have had two sets of epidural injections under the xray & they have done nothing. I feel like my doc is getting an attitude because I am not a success at this point. I hate taking meds as I don't do well on any. I went in for another mri the other day & I see the doc this Monday. I have not worked since 8/29/08 & I wonder if I will ever be able to again? This is what I am dealing with. I am married to a wonderful woman who has two daughters 10 & 12. I have two grown sons from my first wife who died of Septic shock at the age of 31. Hope everyone can become pain free.