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Hi Hearts,
I agree with pepper if your in pain your doc should be doing anything to relieve it. Pain does not take holidays off even though we wish it did. Call your doc until you get action. I have permanent nerve damage pain. Most peoples nerve pain doesn't last too long, it can take up to 18 months tho for nerves to heal if the compression was bad for a long time. I am 2 yrs post op from the last of 4 fusion attempts that were unsuccessful. I have the works too from L4-S1 with a permanent spondy of grade 2-3. It's not moving anymore but they can't put the verts back into alignment due to too much scar tissue. Anyway I don't want to scare you, I'm the exception to the rule, most do pretty well and I'm sure you will too. It does take time, thats the yucky part, the waiting and no one really knows for how long. Do as they say and if anything, I mean any little thing changes call your doc & tell him.

The one good piece of advice I have learned from the last almost 10 years of back trouble, you have to take charge of your treatment. I am the boss, I hired my dr. to help me.

You will find if you research the facts and go to your doc visits informed and ready to question him if need be you will find that you end up with better care. I don't mean to be a smart alec but to do more than just ask questions, do some research and hopefully you can find an answer together that will releive the pain and still not interfere with your other meds.

It took some time for them to get the right combo for me and it was very hard to stand the pain, I feel for you so much.

Good Luck! I hope you find some relief soon. As the swelling starts to go down inside it will feel better too like they said. Also no Ibuprofen!!! they say any anti-inflamatories will interfere with the fusion so make sure you watch the over the counter meds so you know they dont' have that in it.

I'll be praying for your recovery as well as the pain relief too.

God Bless