Post Surgical Pain

Capitol Pain Institute understands that while surgery often improves a health issue or concern, there can be lingering surgical pain during the healing process. Our team will work to understand your pain level and develop a comprehensive treatment plan to address your pain in a way that best fits your needs during your post-surgical healing.

Chronic post-surgical pain can occur in 5-20% of patients. Pain after surgeries like those listed below can be multi-factorial, including causes such as nerve damage/neuropathy, scar tissue, hardware, and more. Treatment options includes multimodal medications, therapy, nerve blocks/ablations, sympathetic blocks, and in refractory cases, nerve stimulation techniques such as peripheral nerve stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, or spinal cord stimulation.

Common post-surgical pain conditions:

  • Post-laminectomy/fusion pain syndrome / failed back surgery syndrome
  • Post-surgical foot and ankle pain
  • Post-surgical pain after joint replacement
  • Post-surgical pain after hernia repair
  • Post-thoracotomy pain
  • Post-pelvic surgery pain
  • Post-amputation pain

Common Treatments Available for Post Surgical Pain