I'm totally new to this area. My husband has been in this site a while because he is disable due to total back fusion. I'm in need help help and advice to see if anyone is going threw the same thing I am. Back in June 2014 I had pain on right side of hip area in back. I thought it was kidneys but after many test they figured out I has a ruptured disc at L2-L3 and also my nerve root was pinched by a very large bone spur. I had surgery in August 2014 to remove the bone from the rupture disc. He couldn't get to bone spur at this point. So five weeks later he wanted to go back in and try to remove the vine spur which he did in October 2014. At this time I was told my L2 nerve root was totally beaten and the doctor didn't see how I lived this long with such a large bone spur. He said it was so bad he didn't know if it could regenerate itself or not. I begged to see my doctor again but his staff wouldn't let me see him because they said the physical medicine would follow me. He tried several medicine for nerve blocking but I serve side effects from them I was still in serve pain and now seeing a pain management doctor that had done at least six injections on me. I decided to go for a second opinion, and glad I did. He did a discogram and found my disc were torn from L2-L5 area and this was the cause of my pain and he mentioned the Si joint to me also. I decided to let him do a fusion in April 20, 2015 on L2-L4. At this time he didn't want to include L4-L5 because I didn't show pain in this are but it was torn. He said if it wasn't painful he didn't want to mess with it. This doctor told me in 6 weeks I should be good enough to go back to work. Here we are 8 weeks later and I'm having serve pain in right hip and now pain in left hip. I can only sleep on my back. I'm back in the pain as before I can't get in and out of car without serve pain, can't lay on either side and can't push shopping cart one dust broom without serve pain and I'm in tears bc I'm hurting so bad when laying flat on my back I can't even pick up my hips without use of my hands to help. . I'm on 4 Oxycodone 15mg a day and robaxin. This is hardly touching this pain. Now my surgeon wants to do a ct scan on June 15th to see what's going on in my back and my SI joint. And all physical therapy was cancelled until results are in from ct bc it's only making me hurt worse in both of my hips. I'm at a lost for if I should let him do SI surgery if needed or get another second opinion? I just wonder if my nerve was so beaten could that be the cause of this pain? I just don't know. Is anyone facing these same issues? Please help.