Meds prescribed following cervical acdf
I had a spinal acdf on C6/C7 on Wednesday. I was prescribed the following meds:
Methocarbamol 750 mg: 2 tablets every 8 hours as needed for spasms
Hydrocodone 5/500: 1 - 2 tablets every 6 hours as needed for pain
Ibuprofen 800 mg: 1 tablet 3 times per day
Almost everyone who posts on this forum states that they were told to stay away from ibuprofen as it inhibits fusion. I don't understand why my neurosurgeon would prescribe this treatment if this is the case. Has anyone else been prescribed this treatment? Has anyone had a successful fusion after using ibuprofen? I don't want to go against the doctor's orders, but I am concerned about this issue. Any advice?