Pain After Surgery

The Sprintz Center -  - Pain Management

The Sprintz Center

Pain Management located in Shenandoah, TX

You can expect some amount of pain following surgery. Proper pain control may speed up your recovery. However, if you have pain after surgery that’s not well-controlled, the pain management specialists, Kenneth Wu, MD, Thomas White, MD, and Yoann Millet, MD, at The Sprintz Center in Shenandoah, Texas, can help. They offer many innovative treatments and therapies to ease acute and chronic pain. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

Pain After Surgery Q & A

What is pain after surgery?

Pain after surgery is normal; however, the severity of your pain may depend on the surgical procedure. Over time, your pain should improve as your body heals.

Pain signals may continue following your surgical procedure, and your pain may last long after your body heals. When you have pain that lasts six or more months, you have chronic pain.

Though the goal of surgery is to treat your condition and alleviate your symptoms, sometimes surgery may cause more problems like chronic pain. 

When should I seek help for pain after surgery?

The Sprintz Center team specializes in managing acute and chronic pain. You may benefit from a consultation with the pain management experts if you have an upcoming surgical procedure and have concerns about managing your pain after the procedure.

The pain management experts specialize in non-addictive pain treatments, which may be ideal for patients with a history of addiction to pain medication with an upcoming surgery. 

You should also seek help if your pain after surgery is severe or getting worse instead of better. The team also manages chronic pain conditions that develop after surgery, like failed back surgery syndrome.

What happens during a pain after surgery consultation?

The team conducts a comprehensive evaluation when you come in for a pain after surgery consultation. They ask detailed questions about your medical and surgical history and symptoms.

They complete a physical examination and may request imaging tests or blood work to better understand what’s causing your pain problem. 

How is pain after surgery treated?

The Sprintz Center team takes an integrative and holistic approach to care. They develop comprehensive pain management treatment plans that focus on your whole health, not your pain condition or surgical procedure.

The pain management practice offers many innovative treatment options and customizes your plan based on specific needs. Treatment for your pain after surgery may include:

  • Pain medication
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Relaxation training
  • Coping skills
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Intrathecal pain pump
  • Epidural spine injections
  • Joint injections
  • Ketamine infusion

The team works closely with you and designs a treatment plan that eases your pain after surgery to improve your recovery and quality of life.

Call The Sprintz Center or schedule a pain consultation online today.