My fiance had a L5 S-1 fusion 2 1/2 years ago. He fell down a flight of stairs at work and fractured two vertabrae in his spine. He sill has severe pain in his back, the same pain as before the surgery. He also has numbness in his leg constantly. The pain is so much for him that he became addicted to vicodin, (which he is now in a program to stop), but he can barely move without them. At one point his surgeon said that one of his bolts had shifted but then a month later the surgeon told him that the bolt was back in place. Does anyone have any suggestions on what he could do or maybe whats going on in his back that it doesnt seem to be getting any better even years after his surgery????