Post Surgery & Trauma Pain
Timely therapy plays a crucial role in overcoming pain
Post surgical/trauma pain may be related to nerve injury during surgery/trauma or nerve entrapment caused by surgical-process related scar. There is usually muscular component of pain as well as considerable psychological impact of pain. Because post surgery scar pain is very common, most patients manage to cope with it by adjusting their daily lifestyle or by simply taking pain killers. However, in a minority of patients this type of pain does become intolerable.
If symptoms continue to be disruptive despite rest and painkillers, it is time to seek further assessment from a reliable and reputed pain clinic and often this may require input from multidisciplinary team including a psychologist. Many patients unfortunately continue to suffer from pain despite inputs and in such a situation, advanced treatment options like pain management programme and spinal implants (SCS) are recommended as the next step.