ive been researching devils claw after reading here in the uk that alternative herbal therapy is now going to be regulated like doctor's prescription medication.
Devils claw is claimed to help arthritis and degenerative conditions, claiming to help back pain. It is described as a natural anti imflammatory.
My question. 7 weeks ago i had a l5/s1 fusion, and through reading on here, most are told no to nsaids. my surgeon hasnt even mentioned this to me and i was given nsaids whilst in hospital post op. i stopped them as soon as i left.
i was also told by my surgeon that i would nt need to take extra calcium and vit d for the fusion, but i have decided to take a small amount as at my 6 week check, there was no sign of fusion.
Now, being devils claw is like an anti inflammatory, would you use it after a fusion??
L5/s1 discectomy & decompression 2009
ALIF l5/s1 2011
Awaiting X-ray & consultant to see if fused, but experiencing a lot of pain again