Your back works hard for you. The better you take care of it, the lower your risk for developing back spasms will become. Losing a few pounds if you’re overweight will help relieve the stress on your spine and your joints. Standing up straight and wearing low-heeled shoes will help provide stability and strength in your lower back. Regular physical activity like strengthening exercises for your back and abdomen will also help keep you moving and feeling great. Spending too much time in bed or in a seat will lead to worsening back problems.
Especially for the first few weeks that is just my opinion. Basically it is a light weight pain med for light to moderate pain at most, and the worst part is it takes about 24 hours of taking as prescribed to feel any pain relief, so after surgery you need something that works faster. I would ask for Norco, Percocet, something like that. I personally cannot take Tylenol so they have other options but my pain is so severe I cannot hardly sit here to type this and have been bed ridden by stenosis for 6 weeks. I expect relief to come soon with specialist appointments. I learned one thing I did not know, and that is that you should eat when you take your pain medication, somehow it tells your stomach to digest the medicine and it is stronger and works better. If I take pain medicine with no food, it does not seem to work hardly at all... good luck and I wish you relief..Amanda
If your back spasm is due to spinal stenosis or herniated disc, spinalcord compression can lead to serious injury to various nerves in the body and this damage can become permanent, even after relieving that pressure. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) for serious symptoms of nerve compression, such as loss of sensation in the limbs or shoulders; a complete loss of balance; or loss of bladder or bowel control, especially in combination with weakness in your legs. Also seek immediate care for serious symptoms, such as abnormal sensations or sudden weakness or numbness on one side of your body, paralysis, and changes in level of consciousness.