Stop Suffering From Post Surgical Pain

November 25, 2020 0 Comments
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Stop Suffering From Post Surgical Pain

Chronic and persistent post surgical pain is a painful reality for thousands of surgical patients each year, and it’s only increasing. This pain can be debilitating and can adversely affect your quality of life. Post surgical pain is defined as pain lasting more than 3 to 6 months after surgery, and the pain differs in both quality and location from the pain experienced prior to surgery. Pain following surgery can vary widely, but continuous pain after surgery is a significant problem that can prevent you from doing the things you love the most. Thankfully there are post surgical pain management relief options for patients dealing with post surgical pain.

What is Post Surgical Pain?

You’ve had pain after surgery for how long? Surgery is frequently performed because of pain, so sometimes it can be difficult to establish if your post surgical pain is a continuation of the original problem, or a new pain resulting from the operation. Post surgical pain is pain that differs in quality and location from pain experienced prior to surgery. Because healing times can differ for varying procedures, chronic post surgical pain is typically defined as pain lasting longer than 3 months.

Although all types of surgery can lead to post surgical pain, some surgeries are at higher risk, such as back surgery. Post surgical pain isn’t something that is merely annoying or unpleasant. If post surgical pain isn’t addressed and treated correctly it can become chronic pain. The development of chronic post surgical pain is considered to be a major complication.

With more than 100 million people in the United States undergoing surgical procedures each year, post surgical pain is a serious problem and is recognized as affecting the quality of life for patients. When we look specifically at spinal surgery, success rates are less than 95%, which means that many patients end up with post surgical pain. And these numbers are only expected to grow as the elderly population continues to go and the rapid increase of patients who are having back surgery continues.

Post Surgical Pain Management

For patients struggling with post surgical pain there are post surgical pain management solutions that go beyond pain relievers and invasive operations. At ACellerated Interventional Orthopedics one treatment option we use is Spinal Cord Stimulation. This is generally an outpatient treatment plan, and it works by implanting a small device under the skin that can deliver slight electrical impulses that can mask or change pain signals before they reach your brain. This treatment is minimally invasive but can provide a world of relief. The majority of patients who have Spinal Cord Stimulation report having:

  • increased mobility
  • improved function
  • drastically less pain
  • reduce the use of opioids or other pain medications
  • more activity
  • a better quality of life

Chronic post surgical pain is a significant problem that reduces the quality of life of patients. Contact ACellerated Interventional Orthopedics today to find the best options for post surgical pain management. No matter how long you have been struggling with post surgical pain, we’ll come up with a specific and individualized plan that will optimally address your post surgical pain.

You can read more about When you experience pain after surgery.

https://www.acellortho.com/

Key Takeaways

  • Post surgical pain is defined as pain lasting more than 3 to 6 months after surgery.
  • Post surgical pain differs in both quality and location from the pain experienced prior to surgery.
  • All types of surgery can lead to post surgical pain, but some surgeries are at higher risk, such as back surgery.
  • If post surgical pain isn’t addressed and treated correctly it can become chronic pain.
  • There are post surgical pain management solutions that go beyond pain relievers and invasive operations.

 

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Stop Suffering From Post Surgical Pain
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Stop Suffering From Post Surgical Pain
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Discover how post surgical pain is pain lasting more than 3 months after surgery. Learn how some surgeries, like back surgery, are at higher risk for post surgical pain. Discover post surgical pain management solutions at ACellerated Interventional Orthopedics that go beyond pain relievers and invasive operations.
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