Your story is mine!!!!!! I had leg pain before L5s1 fusion 3/2010 in hopes it would go away but was only worse. I had to a PLIF 9/2010 to fix the fusion as the previous surgeon did not put the cage in far enough and caused my vertebrae to be pressing on the L5S1. I have sever pain down the back half of my lower body into my feet. I am unable to do anything for more than 10-20 min ex. Sitting or standing. I am 44yo and have to live on a fentanyl patch and roxicodone for break thru. Neurontin etc... I to would like to know how the mayo clinic can hel with chronic pain. Hope we can help each other thru this mess!!
I want my life back, a wife and mom!!! @elsa