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.

Treatment Methodology

At my clinic, chronic pain that occurs due to post-surgery and trauma is handled in the following ways -

  • Determining if your condition is that of chronic pain on basis of thorough assessment
  • Explanation of most likely cause of your pain and likely long term outcome
  • Investigations if required including MRI scan
  • Striking a balance between minimal and advanced procedures for alleviating pain
  • Prescribing appropriate pain killers including topical treatments as per your diagnosis
  • Further plan is inclusive of -

    • Physiotherapy

    • Epidural injection or root block

    • Diagnostic facet joint injections

    • Facet joint radiofrequency denervation

    • Spinal cord stimulation implant

    • DRG stimulation (stimulating spinal part of the nerve) implant

    • Pain Management Programme (to improve self-management of pain)

  • Using state-of-the-art equipment, facility and highly skilled and passionate team
  • • More complex cases require multidisciplinary team input usually on NHS