Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!


Quick Start Forum Video Tutorial


In this Discussion

Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

The main site has all the formal medical articles and videos for you to research on.

lumbar decompression with fusion at L4 and L5

I have a question, my orthopedic surgeon is recommending a decompression with fusion at L4 and L5. I am currently taking Percocet 10 but he said that taking pain meds is not helping it. But i think it does help with the pain and he wouldn't prescribe me any pain meds for the pain, he said to take aspirin or ibuprofen for the pain. I explained to him that they don't help the pain at all. I would like to know if this Dr is correct or if he just doesn't want to give me pain meds. Thanks and I hope to get some kind of feedback on this.



  • If you don’t want surgery you can consider finding a pain management doctor.

    In my experience, surgeons generally don’t prescribe pain medications for more than two weeks to two months.

    If you feel you require pain medication beyond that then a pain management doctor is probably the way to go.

Sign In or Register to comment.