I had my ACDF on August 3rd and I also need back surgery on the lower back due to extreme chronic pain in lower back, legs, hip, and feet with nueropathy. I have a PM and NS. While they do give me meds I am never pain free or even close to it. All meds are short acting the NS ha me on oxycontin 10mg 3x a day and the PM doc has had me on percocet 5/325 4x a day. The PM doesn't seem to like to give enough pain meds to do the job and seems to love the epidurals which I have had one so far with minor sucress. I will see him for the first time since my surgery on Weds. and I have no idea what he will do for me since the NS has gave mt oxys, but I am still in alot of pain and it does not last for the full day. They are afraid to prescibe because of these drug addicts is my only guess. I have had to go to the ER once since surgery because the pain got so out of control.I guess I feel feaarful of trying to push my PM for more or better meds, any advice on how to deal with my PM to get the help I desperately need would be appreciated.