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Can I take narcotic pills after the intervertebral disc excision surgery?

There are some risks involved in narcotic medication, but they can be avoided if you take the medicine according to your doctor’s prescription.

After intervertebral disc excision, it is normal to suffer from pain and discomfort. To help you manage these symptoms efficiently, we will have to give you some medication.

Post-operative pain is managed with narcotic pills. This type of medication is highly effective in helping patients cope with their post-surgical symptoms. Nonetheless, you have to take these pills as your doctor recommended because prolonged intake leads to addiction.

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