I had surgery on july 17, 2008 and still have not gotten the post-op pain under control. I had a 2 level fusion L4-S1 for a fractured vertabrae and am now in double the pain I was in pre surgery!
I was originally sent home with lortab 10/500, valium 5mg, flexeril 10mg, and lyrica 75mg. My NS will not give me anything stronger than the lortab, so I decided to talk with my PCP and she has been more receptive to dealing with the pain.
Since, I have tried MS Contin both 30mg and 60mg x 2 per day and got no relief what so ever, and two weeks ago I was switched to percocet 7.5/500 every 4 hours and it doesn't do much either. Is there anything else that I can possibally be given that will touch my pain without the tylenol?
To give you just a little history, I am 29 and got my injury from a powerlifting accident. Prior to the surgery i was in excellent physical condition and had never had any health issues. I can handle pain, however, this is really getting to me, the pain at times is almost unbearable!
I greatly appreciate any advice you all may have!
July 17, 2008 2 level PLIF with hardware L4-S1, Laminectomy and Discectomy for fratured vertabrae.
Meds: Percocet 7.5/500, Lyrica 75mg, Flexeril 10mg