I'm a 63 year old female with a 4 level fusion L2-S1. Every day is painful. Now and again there is a day where I feel good and it's wonderful. My family does not want me taking my pain medication Norco 7.5-325 3 pills a day and a muscle relaxer. They think I am destroying my liver and kidneys. I don't know what to use when I am in pain almost all the time. I use Lidoderm patches 5% on my low back when I need them and Ibuprofen up to 4 pills a day when not taking the pain medication. They are always on my back about my pain pills. I have told them that Ibuprofen is not good to take all the time either. I don't know what to do. I do cut down on the pain medication if I have a good day, I don't take anything. But the good days are few and far between. Does anyone else have the same problem?