I am 35yrs old. I had a spinal fusion 5 weeks ago at one level: L5 S1. I have had great results for the prior problems before surgery. I am having consistent pain in right leg and ankle and pain and burning in my toes and foot. I had a Cat Scan last week and Neuro Dr said there is a splinter from the bone he put in that splintered off and is in my nerve: thus I am having these nerve problems. It is getting consistently worse and I wanted to know if any one has had this problem? I am so frustrated other than this nerve problem I would be doing good. I feel alone and am so tired of this whole recovery process. Please reply to my post if you have any advice or experience with this.