Are you living with chronic pain from joint, muscle, or bone injuries and conditions? You want to increase your quality of life by managing your pain. But every person is different. The best methods for controlling pain depend on your diagnosis and other factors.
What are some pain management methods? Commonly helpful options include:
- Medications like aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs
- Pain pump, which delivers pain management medications directly to the source of pain through a catheter
- Spinal injections that block pain
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Ice or heat
Pain Management After Surgery
With any surgery, pain management is a priority. You can expect to feel pain after surgery, including temporary muscle and incision pain. Everyone tolerates pain differently and it is difficult to determine how much your pain will bother you. Your surgeon will order pain-relieving medications for you. There are a number of different ways to give pain medication—oral ingestion, pump administered or injections to name a few. Your surgeon will help determine the best option for your pain management.