I am currently taking oxycodone 10/325 x 4 daily. I am having the 360 alif/plif 2 level fusion at l4-s1 on 7/1/14. I am curious as to what type pain medication one would be placed on for pain control if already taking the aforementioned med? Would they put you on something stronger as youre body has now become accustomed already to the med currently taken? Or would that just be used as a breakthrough med? Im just curios if anyone has had the same experience and would please share. I am worried about post op pain as i do not tolerate pain very well. All comments/ experiences welcome. Thank you!
Grade 1 Anterolisthesis/Spondy L5/S1 with Modic changes and mild disc protrusion, DDD, Osteoarthritis L2/L3, Stenosis, Sciatica, Herniation L4/L5. Scheduled for 360 spinal fusion/decompression July 1, 2014.