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7 weeks S/P L5-S1 fusion, Robaxin?

Hi to all recovering,
I am just 7 weeks post-op from L5-S1, one level fusion. I start PT this Thursday and had my first follow up with my Doc on June 29th. I am still feeling a lot of muscular pain and they gave me a script for Robaxin 2-3x per day. This medication has not been doing anything for the muscular pain and leg spasm! Has anyone tried this medication? My PA doesn't want to continue me on Percocet (5/325), which I was only taking 1-2 per day which was giving me good relief
Also, I feel pretty discouraged because I am still in a decent amount of muscular pain around the incision radiating to my left leg. I am trying to take Tylenol, however it only alleviates the pain for 2 hours. I am not sure what to do and I am frustrated because I feel like I am "whining" to my service about my pain :[ . I just want to get a good pain regimen.

any advice?


  • i am also 7 weeks pot op today from my L5-S1 PLIF!! I stl have horiffic back and muscle pain. robaxin never seemed to help me at all!! i am now on Skelaxin 800mg every 8 ours. that hs helped me a lot! my doctor also took me off percocet and i am now taking hydocodon 7.5/325 every 8 hours as well and that does help with my pain as well. i completly underrstand about wanting a good pain control!!! it took me about 5 out of the 8 days i was in the hospitail to find a pain killer that worked for longer than 1 hour! i pray that you are feeling better soon!!!!!
    L5-S1 Emergency PLIF Revision May 26th 2015
    L5-S1 PLIF May 22nd 2015.
    L5-S1 Discectomy Feb 27th 2015.
    L5-S1 Discectomy Oct 30th 2014.
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