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POST-OPERATIVE ANALGESIA

Analgesia is the inability to feel pain while still conscious. An analgesic (or painkiller) is a doctor prescribed drug used to achieve analgesia. Analgesic drugs act in various ways on the peripheral and central nervous systems and they include acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, and opioids. The type of analgesic to use is determined by the type of pain, or in this case, the location of the surgery. Effective analgesia is an essential part of post-operative management to minimize the patient’s discomfort, to facilitate early mobilization and recovery, and to prevent acute pain from developing into chronic pain. As pain is a complex phenomenon, the management of postoperative pain in children has historically been poor, but many advances have been made in the last decade and continue to be discovered. If acute post-operative pain is not managed correctly, a child is at risk of forming “pain memory” and chronic pain, which can have long-term physical, psychological, and developmental consequences.  A post-operative analgesia plan may contribute to not only an improved post-operative experience, but could potentially have far-reaching effects on a child’s behavior and neuro-development.

At South Lake Pain Institute, we are constantly trying to find newer and better methods of creating post-operative analgesia within both, adults and children. We are currently undergoing clinical trials and research in this study. If you have any questions about post-operative analgesia, please do not hesitate to ask our highly experienced team of physicians and professionals. To contact us at any time, click on this link and we will be sure to get back to you in a timely fashion…

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