Surgery doesn’t always work for everyone, and it isn’t your only option when it comes to pain relief. Whether surgery will be successful for you will depend on a host of factors, including the cause of your pain, severity of your symptoms, the presence of other medical conditions, and your overall health.
Generally speaking, most patients begin with the most conservative treatment options available, working their way toward surgery when all else fails. However, what do you do when the surgery itself fails to relieve your pain?
Don’t Put Up With the Pain
To begin with, you don’t have to put up with the pain. There are a number of minimally invasive yet long-lasting pain relief treatments that could work for you. At Central Florida Spine & Pain, pain management is our entire focus – and finding the technique that will work for each patient’s unique set of circumstances is our No. 1 goal.
Sometimes, surgery simply fails to address your condition, causing you to remain in pain. Failed surgery can occur in any type of operation, including back surgery, knee or hip replacement surgery, or a procedure elsewhere in your body. If you’re experiencing post-surgical pain that is not getting better over time, you may be one of the small percentage of patients who continue to experience pain because either the surgery failed to address the root cause or you are experiencing pain that is surgery-related
Post-Surgical Pain Treatment Options
Once you and your surgeon have ruled out infection and other possible complications of surgery, it may be time for a different approach to managing your pain.
If the pain is related to lingering inflammation or irritated tissue at the site of a surgical incision, a nerve block may help put a stop the remaining pain.
Implantable neuromodulators like spinal cord stimulators and dorsal root ganglion stimulators have shown great success in eliminating post-surgical pain. These minimally invasive pain management methods essentially “scramble” your interior pain messaging system. By masking pain signals sent by certain nerves, your brain fails to translate those signals into perceivable pain, thus halting the sensation of pain once and for all.
Choose the Treatment That’s Right for You
The interventional pain management treatment method that is right for you will depend on a lot of factors. The best thing you can do is discuss it with a pain management physician, such as Dr. Nicholas Giordano at Central Florida Spine & Pain.
Interventional Pain Management for Post-Surgical Pain
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Giordano at Central Florida Spine & Pain by calling (321) 802-5021. We look forward to seeing you at our clinic in Melbourne, Florida, and discussing your treatment options for post-surgical pain.
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