Joint Replacement Pain
Joint replacement surgery is recommended for those who are experiencing chronic pain and limited mobility in the joints that does not respond to conservative treatments. Yet, many of those that undergo joint replacement surgery find themselves in extreme pain, without the relief they desired. Managing pain is vital for recovery and rehabilitation after joint replacement surgery. Medici Spine & Pain offers effective joint replacement pain management for patients to help improve their recovery progress.
Some joint replacement surgeries go smoothly, and the patient quickly recovers and enjoys less pain. Unfortunately, not all joint surgeries are as simple. Many people suffer from severe pain after the surgery, hindering their recovery and rehabilitation. If the pain is not controlled, the patient can be at risk of serious complications with their joint replacement. They may be at higher risk of:
- Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT – Movement can help reduce the chance of DVT and the risks of an aneurysm.
- Excessive scar tissue – Moving the joint and performing therapy can reduce excessive scar tissue that can limit the joint movement.
- Unsuccessful joint replacement – Post-operative physical therapy is vital to the success of a joint replacement. Controlling pain is necessary for patients to complete the exercises.
If pain is effectively managed, patients can recover quicker and regain mobility after a joint replacement procedure.
Managing Post-Operative Pain
Most patients will use pain medications in the early stages of joint replacement recovery to manage the pain, but these medications can be addictive and dangerous. It is important to reduce or eliminate the use of narcotics as quickly as possible. Our team at Medici Spine & Pain can devise a pain management plan for those with post-operative pain after joint replacement surgery to reduce or stop the use of opioids or other narcotics. We offer medication management, injection therapy, PENS, physical therapy, psychotherapy and other treatments to help manage post-operative pain.
If you are experiencing joint replacement pain, come see us at Medici Spine & Pain today. We can help you find the right pain management strategy during your recovery and rehabilitation.