Before consenting to spinal surgery, patients should consult with Triangle Spinal Decompression We help patients were slipped, herniated or bulging discs avoid surgery altogether.
Back surgery can cause a high degree of post-operative pain. You should consider a number of options for pain relief in the days & weeks after surgery. These options should be discussed with a pain management specialist who can explain the pros & cons of each option or combination of options, including their effectiveness, potential side effects, potential for addiction & impact on the recovery process.
Many of your options will involve medications such as opioids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids & local anesthetics. Sometimes more than one drug will be taken. This multimodal therapy can improve pain control while limiting opioid use.
Opioids should be used with care to avoid addiction & manage side effects, some of which can be life-threatening.