Hi everyone, I am currently taking Tramadol for pain, Tizanidine for muscle spasms, and Gabepentin for nerve conduction. I am riding a stationary bike for 10 to 15 minutes almost daily, walking 15-20 minutes almost daily and doing some abdominal exercises and stretches I was given by my physical therapist. I was recently “graduated” from physical therapy, I didn’t agree with that decision. I found a Brooks re-hab here in Daytona because I know their strong affiliation with Mayo Clinic, where I had my surgery in Jacksonville. I use a large ice pack and also use a heating pad for relief. But, I am still miserable with strong muscle tension that feels like its pulling me down, from my 10th thorasic vertebre through my low back. It’s excruciating and the only thing that gives me comfort is to sit down or lie down. I am really frustrated, I would love to hear what others do that I might try for relief. Thank you for hearing me. On the outside I look like I am fine, others do not understand how much this pain keeps me from being myself, living my life. My body has changed, in that my rear is disappearing, flat back syndrome I think it is called. I am fused into both of my pelvic bones. I would appreciate any input. Thank you all!!