I had both of my knees replaced at the same time on March 15th.
When I was released from hospital the surgeon said for me to take my normal back pain meds as that should cover my pain from knees.
I am allowed 8 pills a day of oxy 5 mg.from my PM Dr. I usually use 6 a day.
I only used my 8 a day for the first week after my knees were operated on.
Now to my question
Had I used the allowed 8 a day for say 2 to 3 weeks, would I have been able to return to the normal 6 a day to handle my back pain (assuming my knee pain was gone at that point)?
My knee pain was not gone when I dropped back to the 6 a day but I was worried about needing to remain at the 8 a day for back pain relief if I used the 8 a day much longer then the 1 week I did.
I know this is a hind sight question, but I would like to know for future reference.
L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.