When I started weaning myself off of pain meds, I started using Ibuprophen. Nobody ever told me that I was not supposed to take Ibuprophen while recovering from fusion. I later read that anti-inflammatories can keep your bone from fusing together!
Just thought I would point that out in case there is anyone else that didn't know that.
That being said, I have swelling and pain. An anti-inflammatory would be great for that. Tylenol just doesn't get it. Is there a med that is not a narcotic that I am missing out on?
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) Surgery (Open) L2/L3 (23Mar15)