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Pain management after a lumbar discectomy--i tend to like opiates so is there something else?

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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Topomax

Neurontin (gabapentin) or topomax can be used in pain management to reduce the pain perception threshold.

In brief: Topomax

Neurontin (gabapentin) or topomax can be used in pain management to reduce the pain perception threshold.
Dr. Foster Carr
Dr. Foster Carr
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Dr. Peter Zafirides
Psychiatry

In brief: Cymbalta (duloxetine)

Cymbalta (duloxetine) may also help for mood and pain symptoms.

In brief: Cymbalta (duloxetine)

Cymbalta (duloxetine) may also help for mood and pain symptoms.
Dr. Peter Zafirides
Dr. Peter Zafirides
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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management

In brief: Yes

Pain after a microdisectomy should not be severe and often the leg symptoms are gone immediately.
I would recommend nsaids on a regular basis. If you have a tendency to abuse pain medications then they all can trigger that behavior. I might lean more towards tramadol or Nucynta (tapentadol) rather than traditional opioids.

In brief: Yes

Pain after a microdisectomy should not be severe and often the leg symptoms are gone immediately.
I would recommend nsaids on a regular basis. If you have a tendency to abuse pain medications then they all can trigger that behavior. I might lean more towards tramadol or Nucynta (tapentadol) rather than traditional opioids.
Dr. William Newton
Dr. William Newton
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