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she should call up her spine surgeon who did the surgery to give her more pain medications than just 5 days
it is not against the law for doctors to write pain medications in NY state
but doctors are worried about her becoming depending on these pain pills and for her to keep coming back to them to get pain medications
the surgeon should be taking care of the pain management for now
until the surgeon refers to her to another doctor like a pain management doctor who can take over pain management issues.