Chronic pain I'm bone on bone surgery recommended for my spine to be rebuilt with titanium cages bars screw and after that recovery about 1 1/2 year later having my neck done. I feel like no one understands that it could possibly hurt so much I'm sick and tired of people assuming that just because they had a back problem and it was fixed with therapy that mine is that simple. The pain is torture my right leg swells and gos numb my right arm and hand go numb. I'm so lost.