I had a spinal fusion of L5-S1 last June. I did not recover well and my nerves are still in burning pain down my left leg. I have tried spinal injections with absolutely no results. Today I had acupuncture and it was hands down the most painful thing I have experienced in a long time. It was a dull but stabbing pain accompanied by nerve pain jolting down my leg. I was crying the whole time. Is this normal? I like to think I have a high pain tolerance but this was something I have never experienced before. I’m not sure what the next step is to take. I have no idea what other pain management techniques there are.