I had this spinal surgery 10 months ago and I am still in so much pain. I have to alternate sitting and standing and sitting in a car too long is unbearable. I am only 18 and a college athlete and I want nothing more than to return to play again. I have been doing rehab for the last 8 months and feel like I have made no progress as the nerve pain still runs down my leg and my lumbar spine aches and throbs all of the time. The only thing that helps is laying down. I need to know if this is normal or what experiences others have had with this. Thank you!