I had a L4/L5 fusion 5 weeks ago, and was told I could start my daily use of meloxicam 30 days post op. I've since been hearing that meloxicam can hinder the fusion of the vertebrae. Has anybody heard this, or know of a clinical study that proves this is an issue? I am feeling very good now, and I'm 95% pain free. Still having a few issues, but hopefully, time will take care of those. I'm just concerned about the fusion healing properly so I can get back to work.