I'm in unchartered territory here. Long story short, I had a two level fusion 4 years ago. I've had ongoing pain since which has steadily increased. I've been through numerous medications along with Facet Joint Injections.
My pain level recently spiked and my PM switched me from 7.5 Hydrocodone to 7.5 Percocet and ordered another round of injections.
The Percocet is working much better than the Lortab, but it does make me pretty sleepy. She also indicated that she was going to re-evaluate where my pain level was in 30 days and was going to consider an extended release medication depending on how the Percocet works.
I don't know what extended release medication she is thinking about prescribing. I'm curious as to what others were prescribed at this point in their pain management. I am concerned from the aspect of being able to continue working. I don't want to be zapped out of my mind, but yet I'm needing something that will get me through the day.
Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2