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Hello, I had a C5-C7 ACDF with hardware performed on March 13th this year. The dr gave me 60 5mg percocets, and I was instructed to take 1 or 2 every 4 hrs. Considering the amount of pain that I was in, they lasted about 5 days. I called his office and they called in a prescription of Tylenol 3, and I told him within a few days, that it wasn't helping. He then called in a prescription of Tramadol 50mg. It's not helping much, if any. And also was sent home with a prescription of Cyclobenzaprine, 5mg 3xday. I understand the opioid epidemic and all, but I am still in serious pain, and I'm being prescribed medication I'd rather not take because they don't work. I was wondering if I could see my PCP, and be reffered to a pain management center? And to note, this is a workmans comp case. I'm not a 'pill-head'. But I am in serious pain, I'd put it at a solid 5 at any given moment, and later in the day, it climbs to a 7 or 8 on the pain scale. Just wondering if there are any alternatives other than 'just what the Doctor ordered'.
Thanks in advance for any replies, God Bless