About Chronic Post-Surgical Pain
Pain is normal following a surgical procedure. However, when post-surgical pain persists for longer than 3 to 6 months, it is categorized as chronic post-surgical pain. Such persistent pain can adversely affect an individual’s daily function and quality of life. Chronic post-surgical pain often occurs following a mastectomy, hysterectomy, thoracotomy, nephrectomy, hernia repair, amputation, hip replacement, knee replacement, or any other surgical procedure. At UT Health Austin, we understand that chronic pain of any kind detracts from your ability to focus on what matters most to you, and we are dedicated to relieving your pain.
Treating Chronic Post-Surgical Pain at UT Health Austin
Our team of experts will conduct a thorough physical examination and review your medical history and symptoms to create a customized treatment plan just for you. Depending on type, severity and frequency of your pain, your treatment may include medication, physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, injections, or surgery. Our care team is determined to help you reduce and manage your pain so you can focus on what really matters.
About Comprehensive Pain Management
Many complex pain conditions that adversely affect people’s lives. Comprehensive Pain Management at UT Health Austin recognizes this complexity and treats the whole person. Our approach to the whole person means that in addition to conventional pain treatments like medications and injections, we use exercise and strengthening, address sleep problems, and teach coping and mindfulness skills, so that our patients can focus on the productive and meaningful aspects of their lives.