Post-Surgical Pain Treatment in San Leandro
Surgery is usually only performed when absolutely necessary due to serious disease or injuries. All surgery comes with some risks – even minimally invasive surgery can result in post-procedure complications. One risk is post-surgical pain, which can continue longer than expected for some patients. If you have lingering pain after surgery, come see us at Allied Pain & Spine Institute for post-surgical pain treatment in San Leandro, CA.
It is normal to have some level of pain after surgery. Incisions, even small ones, affect the sensory nerves. The extent of pain depends on the procedure performed and on the health of the patient. Everyone heals and recovers differently, but there are normal parameters that should be explained to you before and after your surgery by your medical team. When you are experiencing extreme pain or continual pain after your procedure, it may be due to complications.
What Causes Abnormal Post-Surgical Pain?
If you have abnormal post-surgical pain, there is usually a diagnosable reason. Uncontrolled inflammation can result in pressure on nerves and tissues that can result in pain. Infection can also result in pain and other symptoms. For many people with post-surgical pain, there were pre-existing conditions that contribute to slower healing and lingering pain. There is also the possibility of injuries or nerve damage caused by the surgery.
When your pain is beyond normal expectations after surgery, the first step is determining what is causing your symptoms. Our pain specialists can perform a diagnosis to pinpoint what is contributing to your ongoing discomfort and devise a treatment plan for relief. This may include medications to control pain, along with treatments for the underlying cause of pain. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to pain management, addressing the source of pain to provide relief for our patients.
If a surgical procedure has left you with abnormal acute or chronic pain, come see our pain specialists at Allied Pain & Spine Institute. We have doctors and therapists from many different disciplines that can provide advanced treatments for rehabilitation and pain relief. Contact our medical center in San Leandro, CA, to schedule your post-surgical pain consultation.