Hello. I had cervical spine fusion on 3 discs 11 months ago. As I was recovering pain in middle yo lower back and sides kept me from progressing. Had2 epidurals that wore off. I'm loosing all hope I'll ever be normal again. The more I try to do the more it hurts! Can't take pain meds. cause upsets my stomach and other things. Tried lyrica and wasn't sure it was helping. Cramping in sides was worse. Weaning off lyrica now. I read 2 of JS books and even tried to call him. I fit the qualifications. Thank you everybody for this forum and sharing. I also have an anxiety disorder cause of it so please be gentle. Thanks.