I'm 69 year old male with cervical spinal cord injury that left me just short of paralysis. I am blessed to have use of both legs and arms and hands, although not without problems. I also recently had l5-s1 fusion surgery 4 months ago. Anyone have any similiaar situation? How do you handle it? How long to leal from the lumbar surgary? How long on narcotics? My neurologist says narcotics cause increased sensitivity t pain. What say you?