I had a laminectamy feb 18th. I still have some discomfort. I did wait for 8 months so I am sure the nerve is in need of time to heal. My question is that I take two advils a day about 12hrs apart and that gives me complete relief. Are there any long term effects of taking advil like this? Over time I hope to increase the intervals to eventually 1 every 24 hrs and then none. Fingers crossed. Does anyone know if this can have a harmfull effect on me?
You really should check with your doctor about taking Advil. NSAIDS have been shown to slow down the fusion rate after surgery. I was told to steer clear of them, except for occasional use, like a couple of times a week.