I had a three level fusion 9 months ago. I am still taking percocet twice a day, one first thing in the morning, and one before bed. And my Tens Unit is my best friend. I love that thing, it works so well.
Anyway, I also take a multi-vitamin, vitamin D, B-Complex, Calcium just to help with the healing. Recently I added Glucosamine, figured what the heck it can only help. BUT it seems since it started kicking in, in my system, I have been having issues with deep down pain in my right hip, and kinda like deep in my back towards my kidney. Now I don't know if this new pain is due to the Glucosamine, or just a coinsidence, and that maybe it's pain from like my L-2. The levels I had fused are L-3,4,5 & S-1. Surgeon told me of course about the chance of weakening the L-2. (found out from your wonderful web-site, where the pain derives from with each vertebrea, and it led me to the L-2)
So I'm really scared to go back into my Neurosurgeon, don't wanna know, really... NO MORE SURGERY!!! Could it just be the glucosamine? Please tell me there is a chance that it's that, and not a vertebrea weakening.