Are You Still Experiencing Pain After Surgery? Get A Second Opinion.
There’s no questioning the benefits of surgery when it comes to managing certain diseases or conditions. For some patients, however, surgery comes with an unexpected and unwanted side effect: chronic or lingering pain. At Pain Zero, our Central Ohio pain management specialists understand the complexity of post-surgical pain and work closely with patients just like you to develop a customized, short- or long-term pain management plan that provides reliable, lasting relief so you can enjoy all that life has to offer once again. Questions about your options for controlling post-surgical pain? Keep reading to find the answers.
How long should pain last after surgery?
The nature, severity, and duration of pain after surgery will vary significantly from patient to patient based on factors like:
- Type of surgery performed (and reason for surgery)
- Patient’s age
- Patient’s overall health and/or any underlying conditions they may have
- Adherence to recovery guidelines
Generally speaking, surgical pain peaks a few days after a procedure and then begins to subside, though it can take weeks or even months to resolve. If your post-operative pain begins to worsen, spikes suddenly, becomes more widespread, or simply does not resolve, you may be a candidate for a customized pain management treatment plan.
How can you manage chronic surgical pain without another surgery?
It’s understandable that patients who develop chronic pain after surgery wish to avoid subsequent surgery. At Pain Zero in New Albany, OH, our knowledgeable pain specialists focus on helping patients achieve rapid, consistent, long-lasting relief from their pain in the most convenient and comfortable way possible, with a number of nonsurgical and minimally invasive solutions available.
Following a thorough consultation, which may include a review of your health and medical records, imaging studies, and other diagnostic evaluations, one of our pain management experts will customize a treatment plan that can best help relieve or adequately control your pain. Based on the findings during your consultation, your custom-tailored pain treatment plan may include one or more of the following:
- Ultrasound & laser therapy
- Injection therapy
- Nerve blocks
- Peripheral nerve stimulation
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Pain pumps
- Physical therapy
How long is a pain management plan?
The length of your pain relief treatment plan may not be defined at the outset. Instead, we will closely monitor your progress and level of relief with a series of follow-up appointments. During these visits, we will evaluate your current symptoms and determine whether any adjustments to your pain management plan may be needed. At Pain Zero, we have a deep understanding of the effects of the opioid crisis, particularly here in Central Ohio. We also understand that for some patients, pain management is a long-term journey, and we take great care to identify effective pain relief solutions that are safe and non-addictive.
Take the final step in your postoperative recovery with a surgical pain management plan in Central Ohio
If you are still having post-surgical pain long after you expected to, or if your pain after surgery seems to be worsening instead of improving, it may be time to visit a pain management specialist. To learn more about your options for managing chronic post-surgical pain, call Pain Zero in New Albany, OH to schedule your private consultation with one of our distinguished pain management specialists today.