About two months ago my fiance had spinal shunts (2) placed in his spine (one in the upper neck and the other in the lower neck area). He is a t7 complete and said that the pain is very overwhelming because it is a new type of pain that he now has to get used to. The doctors said it could take up to 9 months before he starts feeling better but they have him on oxy now that is causing some pretty bad mood swings and issues with hostility (which he never had before). Does anyone know of anything he can try that would help with the pain either medication or anything else? It's been really hard to watch him have to be in so much pain and have there not be anything that i could do to take it away. Please help!!!