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Post-pain surgery: everything about surgical site pain

About


An unpleasant, painful sensation that results from a surgical procedure.


On an average, about 30 percent of patients experience chronic pain after surgery [3].


- Treatable by a medical professional
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging not required


Causes: The damage done to tissue by the incision and/ or the closing of the wound. Pain after surgery can stem from any factors that accompany surgery.


Types of pain:


- Nociceptive Pain - acute pain caused by damage of tissue including muscle, bone, skin, or organs.
- Neuropathic Pain - caused by damage of nerve cells. This damage can be a result of surgery, diseases (like diabetes), or injury.


Symptoms


The pain depends upon the area of surgery.
- Muscle pain: in the neck, shoulders, back, or chest from lying on the operating table.
- Throat pain: sore or scratchy.
- Movement pain: Sitting up, walking, and coughing


Treatment



Self-care
Diet
- Try to consume whole grains Instead of refined grains
- Fresh Fruits and Vegetable should be included in your daily diet
- Reassess your typical diet


Medication
Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA), Nerve Blockers, oral medications for pain may be recommended.


Specialists
Surgical site pain may often be a sign of internal problem associated with the site of surgery and requires expert supervision for healing. mfine connects you with such experts.

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