I am worried about my pain management after an upcoming laminectomy. I will only be in the hospital for 1 day and will be released. I currently take 120 MG of morphine extended release and hydrocodone 10 mg for breakthrough pain.
For those of you who are on medication regularly and had surgery, how was your pain management changed for after surgery? Did they increase your breakthrough meds? What did you take for an IR?
I have an appointment with my doctor to discuss next week. I just don't think my surgical pain will be covered by my day to day pain medication.
30 yr old female - 11 year chronic neck pain patient
Cervical SCS Implant placed in 2008 - Revised in 2009, 2012, 2014.
Lead has just migrated and is pressing on cord - Scheduled for removal on 7.1.15