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Old 04-19-2008, 12:01 AM   #9
Join Date: Jan 2005
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Re: question about pain relievers for ACDF

I don't think you said exactly what ACDF surgery your husband had. ACDF can be a wide range from a simple 1-level surgery to a very complex, multiple level surgery. Not all cases are the same. How many levels did he have fixed? 3 pills a day doesn't sound abusive at this point in surgical recovery. It is good to have caution. Obviously there must be some signs to you that he may not need the strong medication?

I would not recommend tramadol with his history. tramadol is not controlled so it is deceving, but it is a very strong pain killer, with narcotic like properties. Coming off this medication is just like withdrawal they do not recommend you take this if you have a history of addiction.

Last edited by PNo; 04-19-2008 at 12:02 AM.