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Thread: nsaids safe after how many months post-op

  1. #1
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    nsaids safe after how many months post-op

    when were you allowed to take nsaids post op to manage pain ( back-related or non-back related)?

  2. #2
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    8 months for my shoulder repair.

    I took one celebrex.

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 58, the new 53...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

  3. #3
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    At my 4-month post op appointment my surgeon said I could start taking them. I don't as I would rather wait 8-months to a year since I've read posts here saying other surgeons say that. But, he did say it was OK at 4-months.
    Decompression surgery L4/L5
    April 3, 2015
    Twin Cities Spine Center - Dr. Joseph Perra
    Fused from T11 - Sacrum anterior/posterior
    June 24, 2016 - 55 years old at surgery
    Twin Cities Spine Center - Dr. Joseph Perra
    Before Surgery: 42 degrees lumbar, 28 degrees thoracic
    After Surgery: 10 degrees lumbar, ?? Thoracic
    2 inches taller

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    You should check with your surgeon. My surgeon allows NSAIDs at the 3M mark.
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  5. #5
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    what about topical topical anti-inflammatory painkillers?

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