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Thread: Pain control - what's your approach?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    Pain control - what's your approach?

    I have utilized the "search" feature on this subject, but it would be helpful to hear more people's opinions (pain control has to be up there with constipation as an issue!). Sorry I've become so fixated on this one topic, but it has become such a #1 topic in my thoughts these days (on the "silver lining" side, pain keeps me from thinking very much about the upcoming fusion surgery). I'd appreciate knowing your thoughts on the subject - pain control while in the hosp, in the early weeks at home, and long-term (should long-term be needed) - after all, there is probably no better pool of people who've walked the pain road than the people on this forum. I might as well ask the REAL experts!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Northern California

    The one thing I've seen over and over is that the people who take a lot of narcotics preop, seem to have a tougher recovery after surgery.

    Never argue with an idiot. They always drag you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience. --Twain
    Surgery 2/10/93 A/P fusion T4-L3
    Surgery 1/20/11 A/P fusion L2-sacrum w/pelvic fixation

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