About Post-Surgery Pain
Post-surgical distress is sometimes experienced by patients following surgery. Interestingly, discomfort is not often present in the area where the surgery occurred or where surgical incisions were made. Rather, discomfort is often felt in a obscure area not directly affected by the surgery.
Post-surgical distress is often a sense of discomfort or vague ache. This occurs as a result of the hyperstimulation of the central nervous system due to surgical trauma.
It’s important to note that post-surgical pain is not the same as that which occurs shortly after surgery. It is normal for the surgical site to hurt for a few days after surgery, and temporary tissue swelling around the surgical site is typical. Post-surgical distress, however, persists days and weeks after the surgery. Predicting if post-surgical pain will occur is difficult, and its course is sometimes difficult to predict and manage as well.
Distress can occur in any type of operation, whether inpatient or outpatient. Aches can occur with minor surgeries, such as dental procedures or same-day ear and eye surgeries, or with serious operations like back surgery or triple bypass-operation. Post-surgical discomfort can be just as problematic as the issue that required surgery. This condition can cause aggravation and hassle in a patient’s life which can directly cause decreased quality of life, raise the risk of post-surgical complications, and create wasted time for patients trying to manage their discomfort. Most notably, it can hinder a patient’s ability to return to his or her daily activities of living.
Post-Surgery Pain Treatment
Patients have the right to a pain-free life. Managing pain effectively can help patients rehabilitate faster and easier, and help them return to their former quality of life. Our doctors can discuss treatment options following consultation. Request an Appointment with one of our physicians to begin the process of healing.