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RGTRRGT Posts: 13
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:48 AM in Pain Medications
I am 6 days post op from a c-4 c-5 acdf I also have carpel tunnel in both hands a pin in my left shoulder from a torn labrum surgery and very bad knee pain in both knees. Are there any pain management centers in north eastern Ohio that do not treat you like a med seeker? It is so hard to get prescribed the proper pain meds because of all the people that abuse them. I have never felt so helpless about any thing before. I just had surgery and all my ns would prescribe was vicoden I cant believe this for those of us that truly need the meds just have to suffer I guess.


  • HI

    If your having issues getting proper pain control I would talk with your primary. What medications where you on prior to surgery? My experience following ACDF that the worst part is the muscle spasms and having a good muscle relaxer on board is very important. What other medications are they using. Do you have a medication for nerve pain such as nuerotin, lyrica or cymbalta? Of course there are many others as well. In my experience it takes a blend of medications to give proper pain control just not a pain pill. Good luck and keep us posted.
  • All my ns has me on is vicoden my primary doesn't like to prescribe narcotics when I first was diagnosed all he would give me was tramadol when the MRI results came in then he prescribed vicoden and flexeril and when I would run out everytime I would have to pay for a office call because he would make me come in to be reavauleated before he would refil my script. So I guess I should find another primary. Thanks for the advise.
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