Most surgeons prescribe strong pain medicines to patients after scoliosis surgery. Patients who have not used opiate pain killers before usually stop needing them within 2 to 4 weeks after surgery. If the patient has used these medicines frequently before surgery, it may take longer to stop needing them.
It is best to stop taking these strong medicines as soon as possible because they can be addictive if taken for long periods of time.
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