TLIF fusion L4-L5 on Nov. 27, 2015. Still suffer tremendous nerve pain in my lower back, though the nerve pain in my legs is much better since the fusion.
The average dose for Celebrex for that purpose is 200mg every 12 hours but it does come in 400mg capsules. Physicians have dosed it up to 400mg every 12 hours but it is harder on the stomach. Some insurances will even cover 60 capsules/month of the 400mg capsules. However, this drug taken with an anticonvulsant such as Neurontin would be even more effective than the Celebrex alone. I hope this helps!
I didn't have a fusion but did have a two level hemilectomy, laminectomy and decompression surgery. My surgery failed as my discs have reherniated. It took a while for the Dr's to give me another MRI as they thought I was just having pain from the surgery. I was put on Celebrex one week ago and I can say 100% that it has changed my life. The pain went from debilitating to almost a totally normal functional human again. I take 200mg a day. I can't handle neurotin or gabbapentin. I hope the celebrex will work for you as it has for me.
- Celebrex Information for Consumers
- Celebrex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Celebrex (detailed)
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