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Pain after surgery

Hello, plse help.  I had hemilaminectomy and microdiscrctomy of T 7-8 in February 2017 and Microdiscectomy T5-6 in August 2017.  Had good days and bad days.  Mostly bad days now. Excruciating pain at times and in tears for 3-4 hours.  I am on Gabapentin 300mg 3 times a day.  Had Norco and Robaxin but out of.  Scheduled for MRI next week. (Edit)

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  • knaylor1

    welcome to spine-health

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    you have been through a lot in a very short amount of time, thoracic surgery is very painful, i have had 5 lumbar surgeries including 2 fusions and 1 acdf surgery, i had t12-l1  microdiscetomy in nov. 2018, that was the hardest and most painful of all, my surgeon told me that the thoracic area has the most nerves and therefore can be the most painful.

    you are on a relatively low dose of gabapentin, it may be a good idea to talk to your surgeon and see if they will up your dosage, you also say you are out of pain and muscle meds. is that because they will not give you more.

    i hope your mri does not show anything that needs more surgery, if not you may need to be seeing a pain management doctor if not already doing so. 

    are you using ice packs? they can be very helpful in relieving pain, it's only temporary, but anything helps.

    good luck to you and keep us posted.

    chip

    challenger
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