Had a 7 level fusion, T4 -T10. From a fall at work, Doctor said I was really lucky i was not paralyzed. But now 4 months later, Back still is numb. And feel a lump or a bump that dont like pressure put on it. Still in a good bit of pain. Like everyone, putting shoes on is hard. So now, I had a vist with the doctor. And he said everything he did looks good. As far as he is concerned, he does not need to see me anymore. At 4 months, this is as good as I will be, pain and all. Did not release me to work, but said I should seek a desk job...? Im a carpenter? Been one all my life. Im a young and active 50 year old, or was one. The pain i told him is the same as before surgery. He said he was hopping for the better, but with my injury,... This is it. Not the news I wanted to hear. im just beside my self? It was like by, and thank you. Told the nuse to file my case and If I needed anything, just call. But there really is nothing he can do. Now he does sound like he is not a good doctor. But he is, one of the best. Just that everyone has a different injury and recovery. Im just venting, not a happy camper. but i can walk.