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Old 03-16-2005, 10:59 PM   #1
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Question Pain Patches after Surgery?

I was wondering if anyone knows, that once the Lumbar Surgical area has completely healed on the outside, if we can use those OTC Patches that heat up to help with the Spasms?
I would LOVE to try them, but don't know if we can?
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Old 03-17-2005, 06:06 AM   #2
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Re: Pain Patches after Surgery?

[B]What kind of surgery did you have? I had a laminectemy on L4-L5, 5 weeks ago. I still get spasms and some radiating pain into my calf. I hope it is just the nerve that is decompressing. I waited 8 months b4 I had the surgery. I wonder if those heat patches would help..

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Old 03-17-2005, 06:20 AM   #3
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Re: Pain Patches after Surgery?

I had a TLIF & Posterior Lumbar Fusion of the S1 & L5, Minimumlly Invasive with 2 rods, 4 screws and 2 cages with BMP, and he used super glue which has been healed and long gone 2 weeks after surgery. My Surgery was Feb 2.
The spasms get ALOT worse with PT and the OTC heat up patches sounds good, just don't know if we can?
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Old 03-18-2005, 09:16 AM   #4
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Re: Pain Patches after Surgery?

Hey Guy's ,
I got ahold of the Doc and he said since the surgery site is completely healed, that the OTC pain patches that heat up would be GREAT for the spasms and to feel free and use them as often as I want.
So I wanted to update those of you who have been wondering the same thing. I can't wait to try one, I found a new one that's "Absorbine Jr. Heat Patch", so after PT today, before I leave I am going to ask them to put one on for me so it is in the right place.
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Old 03-19-2005, 10:16 PM   #5
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Question Re: Pain Patches after Surgery?

OK, So I tried the New Absorbine Jr Patch, A [B]HUGE[/B] waste of money.
Anyone know of a good OTC pain patch? One that will ACTUALLY get warm??
Thanks,
Stardust

 
Old 03-20-2005, 05:05 AM   #6
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Re: Pain Patches after Surgery?

Stardust, This may sound silly, but I think Playtex makes them to relieve menstrual cramps. I have used them of course on my front and they worked great. I don't see why you couldn't use them on your back as well. I have not used them in a while, but I remember buying them in the aisle with the feminine products.

 
Old 03-20-2005, 05:46 AM   #7
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Re: Pain Patches after Surgery?

I survive with ThermaCare heat wraps. They promise 8 hours of heat, but mine often work 12 hours. Occasionally they will get so warm that I'll sweat a little. Anyway, I think they are great.

Evie

 
Old 03-20-2005, 06:46 AM   #8
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Re: Pain Patches after Surgery?

Star,

My wife and I have both used ThermaCare in the past. It takes them a while to get warm, but they usually stay there for a while. At least warm. She uses them for her neck and I have used them for my back, before surgery.

Now that I heard you can use them, I might try them for my spasms too.

~Jim

 
Old 03-20-2005, 07:30 AM   #9
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Re: Pain Patches after Surgery?

Thanks Guys, I will check them out at the store today, I hope they work for you and me both Jim, These spasms are driving me crazy .
Is there suppose to be an end somewhere in the future with these spasms???
Has the spasms ever STOPPED for anyone? If so, Please shed some light over here.
Thanks, Stardust

 
Old 03-21-2005, 09:30 PM   #10
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Re: Pain Patches after Surgery?

Hi Guys ,
Today PT put BIOFREEZE on my lower back before leaving, WOW , this stuff feels so good, has anyone else tried it? You can get it at Wal-mart as well, I have 2 samples from there, I got them years ago when it first came out. I am still going to get the Thermacare for weekends and being in the car anywhere from an hour up.
Stardust

 
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