Pain after Surgery


Are you experiencing some form of post-surgical pain? Have you tried different ways of coping with pain after surgery, but nothing really worked?

Call National Pain Institute. We are here to provide effective treatments for acute and chronic pain without turning to addictive pain medications or surgery as the first options.

Why do I Have Pain After Surgery?

Pain after a surgical procedure is quite common. It is something normal that a lot of people experience.

Pain after surgery can last for different amounts of time, depending on the person’s health, existence of pre-existing health conditions, and whether or not the person smokes cigarettes.

There are several symptoms to be aware of. Knowing these symptoms can help you recognize issues before they become bigger, more concerning health problems.


Common Symptoms of Pain After Surgery

If you experience any of the following symptoms, it is best to call your doctor right away for an appointment.

  • chronic pain after surgery (pain that lasts longer than a 3-month period)
  • groin pain
  • fever
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • shortness of breath
  • redness or swelling
  • nausea and/or vomiting
  • discharge or pus from the wound area

Be sure to keep track of your symptoms. Write them down on paper if you need to so you’ll remember to discuss the symptoms with your doctor.


What Causes Pain After Surgery?

  • nerve damage
  • mastectomy (post-mastectomy pain)
  • post-hernia surgery pain
  • post-knee surgery pain
  • post-shoulder surgery pain
  • post-knee replacement surgery pain
  • post-back surgery pain
  • vomiting or changes in bowel movements
  • lung complications
  • chest pain
  • internal or external bleeding
  • damage to the wound area (i.e. stitches coming out)
  • infections

The list can go on and on.

Bottom line: if you’ve had surgery and are now suffering from acute or chronic pain, call us today. We can help determine the root cause(s) to find treatment that helps your pain.


Treatment and Care Options

The type of treatment chosen will depend on a variety of factors. Which type of surgery did you undergo? How long ago was the surgery? What symptoms are you currently experiencing?

These are just a few questions we’ll ask you before we can determine the best course of treatment.

Some treatment options:

  • Changing the medication you’re currently taking. That can mean changing the dosage or changing the type of medication.
  • Surgical or other treatment might be recommended to combat any complications you’re experiencing.
  • If chronic pain exists, we have a wide range of treatments available at our National Pain Institute pain management clinics.

Managing and Living With Pain After Surgery

pain after surgery treatment options

Pain after surgery can become a nuisance, but it doesn’t have to be, especially when you have trained doctors on your side who prescribe the right treatment plan.

What can you do on a day to day basis to help ease your post-surgical pain?

You can take over-the-counter pain medications (i.e. ibuprofen or acetaminophen). It is also important to follow your doctor’s wound care instructions carefully. This will help to speed the healing process and decrease the chances of infection or other health issues.


Resources and Tools: What Should You Do Now?

If you recently had surgery and now you’re experiencing chronic or acute pain, call National Pain Institute. We will evaluate your condition and symptoms to find out how we can provide minimally invasive, non-addictive medication therapy for your pain after surgery condition.

Please contact one of our offices today (Ft. Pierce, Lake Mary, New Port Richey, Port St. Lucie, Turkey Lake, Lady Lake, and Winter Park, FL).