Pain control varies between different doctors and hospitals. In many cases, a PCA (patient controlled anesthesia machine) is used, which injects a small dose of pain medicine intravenously when you push a button. Some surgeons use an intravenous catheter (small plastic tube placed in a vein) to provide the medication. The pain relief system that your doctor is accustomed to using is probably the safest and most reliable for you after surgery.
On the second or third day after surgery, your doctor will most likely change your medication to pills or liquid pain relievers taken by mouth. These medicines are an opiate (morphine-like medicine.) Because these medications are known to be addictive if taken for a long time, you will be encouraged to switch to acetaminaphen as soon as possible after you go home.
Sean had suffered from the low back and bilateral groin pain for the last three years. He searched for professional treatment with even worse results. The only solution was a DIAM Spinal Stabilization System implanted in two levels.
This is the amazing story of Myriam Woort-Menker from New York who had a successful Spinal Surgery at Blue Net Hospitals in Los Cabos, Mexico.