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I've had my fusion - where do I go from here?



  • While I agree, the surgeon should have discussed reducing the dosage, most surgeons will only write prescriptions for a very limited window after surgery.......some as little as one month, some for up to three. This is one of those things that patients need to discuss with their surgeons prior to surgery, and unfortunately, too often don't.
    You can ask for a referral to a pain management program near you, either from your GP or your surgeon's office, if you feel that you still need to be on some form of pain medication.
    As for fusion, it does take time for the fusion to occur and it is difficult to discern on xray, especially at less than 6 months or so..
  • Hi Sarah,

    I just sent you a PM regarding your situation. Keep your head up!

    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
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