Hello everyone. I'm new here and would like to know if anyone had had similar experiences. To start....I had my first fusion from t1-l1 in 1997 when I was 13. In 2010 I had the hardware removed because one of the hooks at the top was digging into a muscle. June 28th of this year I had another fusion from t10-l4 to correct a curve caused by the first fusion. I know Im not totally healed yet, but i have had alot more pain than any of the first two. I have 2 jobs and a two year old. The past 2 weeks I have been out of work because of what they say are muscle spasms with nerves being pinched. It is by far the most painful thing I've ever experienced. I'm usually very active and consider myself to be in pretty good shape. The doctors have me on pain meds and muscle relaxers and I'm still not getting much releif. This is not the quality of life that I expected at all. I feel the surgeon did an excellent job but they can't give me any kind of answers now. My question is....has anyone had muscle spams like this and did they ever go away? What did you do to get relief if any? I have an appt with a pain intervention clinic and I'm scared to even go. I'm getting so upset and discouraged about this whole situation. The bills are piling up and I have a beautiful two year old that I need to be here for. What are any suggestions?