Re: need help
I assume you mean L5-S1 fusion (as there is no S5).
You may want to seek out a good pain management physician. They are adept at prescribing the right medications. My PM doc has told me not to worry about liver damage. Even though I've been on Norco 7.5 for a long time it is not enough to cause liver damage per my physician.
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08