I had the same problem. I had back surgery, 2 times, and many Dr's told me that a triple was very bad for my back recovery. I waited and waited, not wanting to go under the knife again. Well this Thursday, after waiting 15 years, I finally did it. and I'm now going through the recovery. The 1st 3 days were a little hard, but the pain meds helped. now it's day 5, and there is barely any pain. I only take pain killers at night, and my back feels great. I'm so happy.