Had 5 vertebrae fused with rods and 8 screws. Lower lumbar. Suggest you ask for X-ray before next follow up. It will calm your mind. No pain immediately after but it creeps back. Not at incision but lower back and legs. Taking gabapentin and Tylenol. Getting better. I had stopped exercising and this was part of the problem. Sounds like you may be doing too much. Be kind to yourself. You need to move but you also need to rest. You just had an operation so give it some time to heal. You have a change to your support system. Took you awhile to learn how to use the first one as a baby. Give yourself time to learn how to use the reversion. God bless.