[QUOTE=pebblebeach3;5116722]I agree that it is strange that physical therapy was not discussed. It has been a while since I've gone thru this type of spine surgery. I would talk to your doctor and question it. Be direct. If he says no to P/T I would get a good reason as to why he/she is not recommending it.
What type of doctor did you treat with? Neuro? Ortho? I hope that they were specifically trained in spine issues.
As to how you are feeling it can be a slow process before you feel better. You really need to address your concerns to your doctor if you feel that the medication like Neurontin is not working for you. How much Neurontin are you on?
Personally I've been on Neurontin several times both high and lower dosages. And as to pain relief I never felt it worked for me.
When do you see your surgeon again? Please talk to the doctor and let us know what the responses are to what is going on and what the future plans for your treatment.[/QUOTE]
Pebble, thank you, first of all. I am seeing a neurosurgeon and it's 23 Jan. I will bring up these issues. I am forthcoming and aggressive when it comes to my back pain. Injured getting ready for a (canceled) military deployment. Hands kind of tied with med options (who I see) but lucky we have care at a university hospital. Taking 100mg morn/100 afternoon/200mg at night. When I see him want to be prepared. That's the reason I joined this---not a blogger