My DO told me yesterday he plans on getting me totally off morphine and vicodin within 4 months after my 4 lvl laminectomy. I have several concerns:
With diabetes more pain means more difficult blood sugar control (I'm diabetic).
Both my DO and Neurosurgeon say I have sustained permanent nerve damage. I should not expect my pain levels to decrease post-surgery. Surgery is to prevent further damage.
Should I stay with this DO or seek a second opinion on whether or not to stay on narcotics if my pain levels remain the same?
Just thinking out loud and would appreciate some input, ideas.