Pain After Surgery (cont.)
- If the examination findings are otherwise normal, the doctor may simply change the pain medications or instructions that were prescribed after surgery.
- If the examination uncovers a potential complication of surgery, treatment might range from adjustment of medications to admission to the hospital for surgical treatment.
- If the pain continues and the doctor cannot find a cause, you may have a condition known as chronic pain. This condition is rare, but if the doctor determines that you have chronic pain, you may be prescribed other treatments or referred to a pain management specialist for further treatment.
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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