Re: meds question
I am about 7 weeks post of from a 2 level fusion. I still take a lot of medication and have had to go to the ER to get pain med injections. Most of this is related to the nerve pain in my leg. I have noticed that if I stay in a position for to long my back will tend to have a dull ache. I think everyone is different. Some do great and some don't. As for becoming drug dependent, that is the last of my worries. I need to be pain free first and foremost otherwise I can not do therapy or walk around. If I have pain all I will do is lay down and use ice packs which does no good.
Posterior Fusion L4-L5-S1 (January 28th, 2005)