Pain Specialist

Chronic (Persistent) Post-Surgical Pain – What can I do?

Chronic (Persistent) Post-Surgical Pain – What can I do?

WHAT IS IT?

Definitions of pain vary widely, and post-surgical pain is no different. 2017 was the Global Year Against Pain After Surgery as declared by the IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain).

A working definition of chronic post-surgical pain (CPSP) is pain that:

  • persists for at least 3 months after surgery,

  • was not present before surgery and/or different characteristics or increased intensity from pre-operative pain,

  • occurs in surgical site and/or referred area, and

  • is not due to other causes, e.g. infection, disease recurrence, or surgical complication [2].

WHICH PAIN SPECIALIST IS RIGHT FOR ME?

WHICH PAIN SPECIALIST IS RIGHT FOR ME?

OK, so you’ve got this relentless, persistent, pain that no one seems to know how to deal with and you might have even been told to live with it. And you say something along these lines:,“Is that it for me? This pain is draining and exhausting. This nerve pain is excruciating. In today’s modern times, surely there are options to manage my pain?”

The answer is yes, there are options for pain management.