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lumbar decompression with fusion at L4 and L5

I have a question, my orthopedic surgeon is recommending a decompression with fusion at L4 and L5. I am currently taking Percocet 10 but he said that taking pain meds is not helping it. But i think it does help with the pain and he wouldn't prescribe me any pain meds for the pain, he said to take aspirin or ibuprofen for the pain. I explained to him that they don't help the pain at all. I would like to know if this Dr is correct or if he just doesn't want to give me pain meds. Thanks and I hope to get some kind of feedback on this.



  • If you don’t want surgery you can consider finding a pain management doctor.

    In my experience, surgeons generally don’t prescribe pain medications for more than two weeks to two months.

    If you feel you require pain medication beyond that then a pain management doctor is probably the way to go.

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