Post-Surgical Pain Relief and Soft Tissue Healing
Going through a surgical procedure can seem particularly worrisome and can be painful.
Although we do not usually recommend surgery unless other treatment measures have failed, we recognize that post-surgical pain may develop after the procedure is completed.
Causes of the Pain
Since surgery is often a solution to pain, it may seem that the cause of pain after the procedure is primarily related to the healing process.
Although that may be true, the surgery is usually directly related to the level of pain.
Surgery may cause pain from two main concerns: the inflammation from healing and complications that develop after the procedure is completed.
Inflammation is the body’s method of fighting off infections, but it is destructive and often painful.
Complications that may develop can vary based on the specific surgery, so we recommend talking to a medical professional about the procedure before going through surgery to find out what potential side effects and complications may develop.
After a surgical procedure is completed, the best way to combat pain may vary. In most cases, medications are provided to help fight against the pain for a short period of time until the area can heal and the pain is limited.
Prescription medications are potentially habit-forming, so it is important to discuss the medication with a doctor and take it according to the prescribed directions to avoid complications after the medication is no longer needed.
If a prescription medication is not provided, then an anti-inflammatory over-the-counter medication may be appropriate to combat pain. The downside of medication as a treatment for pain is the potential side effects. Even an over-the-counter medication may have uncomfortable side effects that make it hard to take the medication.
Cold laser therapy may be appropriate in some cases, but it depends on the surgical procedure and the specific details of the healing process.
A cold laser treatment is helpful because it accelerates the body’s natural healing processes. As a result, it can help reduce the amount of pain that develops, limit inflammation and prevent swelling that may impact pain levels.
We recommend cold laser treatments because it can help alleviate some of the pain and discomfort without taking health risks that are related to medication. Laser treatments do not have negative side effects.
Surgery is a potentially painful process and the knees may feel uncomfortable immediately after a procedure is complete. Fortunately, it is possible to combat the pain with the right treatment solutions.
the Big Picture When It Comes To Pain Relief
The best way to treat the problem is with a solution that focuses on the bigger picture.
Restoring joint mechanics, identifying biomechanical issues in the kinetic chain, soft tissue stretching, soft tissue strengthening and rehabilitation, cold laser, orthotic support, Taping and bracing if needed.
Cold Laser Post Surgery Program in Nashville, tn
This program is for those seeking a safe, effective, non-invasive, painless solution for knee pain.
This program utilizes Class IV Cold Laser, and combines it with other therapies to help reduce the pain, strengthen the muscles around the joint, increase range of motion, and reduce inflammation/swelling, which helps improve overall function of the joint.
Why Choose Art of Health's Cold Laser Program?
This Post-Surgical Pain Relief program is for those seeking a safe, effective, non-invasive, painless solution for pain.
Our program utilizes Class IV Cold Lasers, and combines them with other therapies and rehabilitation to help reduce the pain, strengthen the muscles around the joint, increase range of motion, and reduce inflammation/swelling, which helps improve overall function of the joint.
We have had success with treating patients after surgeries such as:
- hip replacement
- knee surgery
- carpal tunnel surgery
- rotator cuff surgery
- and more
Dr. Callie Gant and Dr. Michael Buczynski founded Art of Health Chiropractic to create a happier, healthier Nashville. Feel free to call the office at 615-953-7544 with any questions or to schedule your first appointment.