I have had chronic cervical and lumbar issues for years and have managed with ibuprofen and Tylenol. Lots of addiction in my family so afraid of narcotics. Just had a cervical fusion surgery as I was tired of the pain. Stopped meds within five days post op, but now that I'm released from my collar at 6 weeks my pain is pretty bad. I haven't even started PT just household stuff.
I would appreciate insights on less intense pain meds to get through PT, etc. still think the surgery was worth it, but need to manage my pain.