Pain After Surgery
Pain that persists after surgery is an unfortunate, but relatively common experience in modern medicine. Some cases occur when surgery has been complicated for various reasons, but equally, pain syndromes occur despite technically appropriate surgery.
While we know more and more about pain after surgery, doctors still do not have all the answers to help us predict or prevent it occurring. The most common syndromes of Pain After Surgery are:
- Pain After Back Surgery
- Pain After Neck Surgery
- Pain After Knee Replacement/Knee surgery
- Pain After Hernia Surgery
- Other i.e post-mastectomy pain
Innovations in Interventional Pain Management, such as spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation and pulsed radiofrequency procedures are providing new options for pain relief for patients suffering with persistent pain after surgery.
Pain Week 2017 – Expert Opinion
- Download our brochure about Understanding Chronic Pain here
- IASP: What the public should know about post-surgical persistent pain fact sheet
- IASP: Chronic post-surgical pain fact sheet
- International Neuromodulation Society: Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Fact Sheet
- Pain Australia: Persistent Post-Surgical Pain Fact Sheet
- Journal Article: Persistent Postsurgical Pain: Pathophysiology and Preventative Pharmacologic Considerations. Philippe Richebé, M.D., Ph.D.Xavier Capdevila, M.D., Ph.D.Cyril Rivat, Ph.D.