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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hello, I was wondering how many are still on pain meds after surgery? I had surgery and weened off the meds, and have just as much pain now as before the surgery.


  • was your surgery? I did the same thing after one of mine and realized that it was not time to do that. Healing had to happen.
  • I am still on pain medication 6 years on, :''( and have been told i will always be on them @) , everyone is different though :? , and everyone heals differently. :)

    Angie :)
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  • NS told me he needs to operate again. I guess this is the reason for the pain not going away. Just wondering if these surgerys are for preventive measures or to completely relieve all your pain symptoms. From what I have read, it seems like alot of it is to stop any further damage to your spinal cord. I guess this is the situation I am in.
    Thank you all for your help.
  • Hi, :H

    Ok still confused. :/ :/ :/
    What type of surgery did you have??
    At what levels??
    When was the date of the orginal surgery?
    And why does the NS feel the need to operate again?

    Sorry for all the questions. But it does help us understand your situation a little bit better. So that we can help you with your journey through all of this.

    Like everyone mentioned sometimes we are on meds for a long time.
    Some ppl have very successful surgery and well never need them for a long time.
    It just depends on what type of surgery you had.
    Things that went wrong with that surgery.
    And the cause of your pain.

    If ya could get back to us and give a little more history it will be so much easier to answer your question with our own personal experiances with spinal issues.

    Take care
    Terri O:)
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