Planning to have TKR early June. OS says he will use nerve block with spinal anesthesia although I have spondyloloithesis, lumbar facet syndrome, intermittent sciatic pain and am terrified of spinal injections. Also, he says the nerve block will provide pain relief for first day but I am not sure about what types of oral pain meds any of you had post op. I understand a lot of docs don’t want to prescribe opiates? I appreciate your opinions. Thanks.