I am 10 mos. out from surgery, had a discetomy, at L5,with fusion and hardware put in. I have done great!!! Never regretted the surgery - but within the last month I have had some pain issues....been very weird. I have pain in my lower back, after I have bent over and when I raise back up....no pain while i am bent over. The pain starts when I am raising back up. For instance, I bent over, at the wait, to pick something up, or I bend over the bathtub to give my kids a bath. No pain while I am bent over, its when I raise back up. Then it slowly goes away once I am straightened back up. Very weird, its like a burning, twinging kind of pain. Sometimes, it will linger around, burning feeling, nothing I cant tolerate, but just hate that I am having any pain. I am scheduled to see Dr. in couple of weeks, but I have noticed its getting worse and happening more often. Just curious if anyone else has had this!!?? THanks.