Being told by your doctor that you will be going under the knife is scary, and having the thought of the aftermath of the surgery is another nightmare. It is no surprise that pain after surgery is common, especially after the anesthesia wears off. After any surgery, one tends to feel unpleasant sensations resulting from the procedure caused by the damage on the tissue where surgery has been done. That is why most surgeons prescribe post surgery medication to their patients immediately after the operation, like breast augmentation.
Common types of pain resulting from surgery
• Neuropathic pain: this type of pain is known to be caused by the damage done to the nerve cells. This can include the peripheral neuropathic pain originating from damaged nerves of the arms or legs and also the central neuropathic pain that is caused by damaged nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord.
• Phantom pain: this type of pain is a result of some part of the body part being removed or amputated.
Available pain treatment options
• Nerve blocks
• Oral medications
• Intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (PCA)
• Patient-controlled epidural analgesia
• Non-medication pain relieving option
Despite the benefits of these medications, they also have some side effects that include nausea, vomiting, liver and kidney damage that need to be taken into consideration before you decide on the treatment option.