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Back Problems board

My bf is having a problem that I wouldn't normally discuss on a messageboard but I need some advice here. He is almost 7 weeks post on the hardware removal surgery and still sore. He is on oxycontin and oxycodone which we all know slows down the digestive process. He was okay for a few weeks after the surgery but just about 2 weeks ago he starting getting constipated. He was given some prescriptions for stool softeners and laxatives (Miralax being one) but they aren't working and because of that he is straining his back so he is in more pain. He just saw all his doctors this week and they are aware of this. My question is what could he possibly do to help himself with this problem?