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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what kind of pain medication is prescribed after cervical spine surgery?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Depends on the : Surgery. If it is a minimally invasive fusion, you may only need Percocet or something along those lines. If it is something more invasive, such as an open anterior approach with a discectomy, you may need patient controlled analgesia which often consists of IV morphine or something along those lines. Hope this helps!

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What kind of pain medication is prescribed for cervical spine surgery?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Cervical spine: Really any kind depends on the surgeon and the level of pain. Most surgeons try to avoid nsaids.

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