Discussions that mention vicodin

Back Problems board

This is my second cervical spine surgery, and I also have some bulging disks in my back. I'm not sure what will happen with those, but no more surgery for me right now!! The reason I was wondering about the anti-inflam meds is that I am still having pain and was wondering if they have any longer lasting effects. I'm not sure if this is just how it's going to be or if I'm still healing. I have tried the Aleve but it just doesn't treat the pain like the Vicodin. I take 1 or maybe 2, 5mg Vicodin at night. Never take it during the day so some times I'm hurting pretty good by evening. I'm wondering if this is alot of pain medication to be taking, or what other options people have tried. I'm discouraged because I am only 35 and am still have some difficult days