Why Is Opioid Therapy Preferred Over Surgery?

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Barbara Says:

The drugs are affecting my brain function. Why isn't surgery preferred to treat my Spondylolisthesis?

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Barbara! How are you doing? I am very sorry about the problems you are experiencing. What medications are you currently taking?

As so surgery, when it comes to a structure such as the spine, there is only so much that can be done to surgically treat any given condition. Trying to push it too far, surgically, could cause worse damage to you than the condition itself.

What types of issues are you having that are causing you to question your brain function?

The FDA warns that most opiates may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. They also carry the risk of being habit forming.

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Barbara Says:
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Hydrocodone 325/10 four times daily. I have degenerated spondylolithesis, stage 1. Only treatment that works to reduce my inflammation is prednisone that they do not want to prescribe.
Mental clarity is gone, I blame that on the intense hydrocodone therapy. I couldn't even find the scan box at work to scan my badge for entry into the bldg. I want off the drugs and want to understand why surgery to fix this is not an option.

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