Spine surgery patients prescribed the most postoperative narcotics

Spine surgery patients prescribed the most postoperative narcotics
(HealthDay)—Spine surgery patients are prescribed the most narcotics in the three months following surgery, and patient-reported pain at hospital discharge is associated with increased narcotic use in this period, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.