When a patient elects to have surgery, they hope that the procedure will reduce their pain in the long-term. That is often true, but sometimes patients require numerous surgeries and may still experience pain. What should you do if you’ve been through multiple procedures without any pain relief? In this article, we are going to discuss what to do if you are still experiencing pain long after you’ve had multiple surgical procedures.
A certain amount of pain after surgery is to be expected. Surgery involves trauma, and the body needs time to heal from the surgical wounds. Your surgeon will likely prescribe you some pain medications to help you through the first days and weeks of your recovery. Depending on the specific procedure performed, physical therapy may also be helpful.
In some cases, patients need to undergo multiple surgical procedures. A patient may (re)injure themselves during the recovery period, or a pre-existing condition may necessitate another procedure (for example, degenerative disc disease may cause another collapsed spinal disc after a spine fusion).
If multiple surgeries have done nothing to reduce your pain, it’s time to look into alternative treatment options. An experienced pain management doctor can fully examine your situation and medical history, and put together a strategy for reducing your pain. There are many methods for controlling pain, such as:
The pain management physicians and staff at Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN have been treating patients for chronic and acute pain conditions for over twenty years. Whether you’ve just started experiencing pain, or you’ve been dealing with it for years, we have the experience and knowledge to help. If you are in pain after a surgical procedure, talk to a pain management specialist. Contact us today at our Edina pain clinic to set up your appointment with a skilled pain doctor and get back to living your life pain-free!