It is expected that surgery will result in some pain during recovery but will end as the area heals. When post-surgical pain persists for weeks, months and even years after surgery, it can be debilitating and affect your quality of life. If you are suffering from post-surgical pain and want to find relief, there are treatment options. Medici Spine & Pain will help diagnose the cause of your pain and offer a treatment plan for pain relief.
Before surgery, patients should be given information regarding the healing and recovery process. It is important to follow the post-surgery care instructions from doctors and surgeons to facilitate healing and recovery. Each patient can experience different levels and lengths of post-surgical pain. However, when pain continues well beyond the normal expectations, there may be complications or other issues causing the pain.
Diagnosing and Treating Post-Operative Pain
At Medici Spine & Pain, we can help patients who are experiencing post-operative pain get relief. We begin by using our advanced diagnostic tools to explore the source of the pain. If there is inflammation, excess scar tissue or nerve damage caused by the surgery, this can create lingering pain. If we can find the source, treating the cause is the most effective option to relieve post-surgical pain. In some cases, a specific cause is not found, but pain management can still be accomplished with our various treatment options.
Post-surgical pain can be new pain or continuing pain that the surgery was meant to alleviate. It is important that all possible causes, including the surgery, are evaluated to determine the source of pain. If your original surgical team is unsuccessful at determining the cause of your ongoing post-operative pain, it is wise to seek outside medical care to find the answers. Medici Spine & Pain welcomes patients needing a second opinion and treatment for post-surgical pain at our clinics in the Atlanta area. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for you or a family member.