Post Operative Injuries

Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates

Pain Management Specialists located in Salem, VA & Christiansburg, VA

Unfortunately, it’s possible to suffer from postoperative injuries after surgery due to nerve damage, healing of soft tissues, or other problems. If you have lingering pain that’s lasting well beyond your surgical healing period, the pain specialists at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates, located in Salem, Christiansburg, and Roanoke, Virginia, can help. Schedule your postoperative injury evaluation today by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling any location to speak with a team member.

Post Operative Injuries Q & A

Why do I have postoperative injuries?

Even if your surgery is entirely successful, it’s possible to continue experiencing pain, even from the most routine of surgeries. Sometimes, postoperative injuries are related to:

  • Nerve damage
  • Tissue damage
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Scar tissue formation
  • Preexisting pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia
  • Diabetes and issues with slow-healing wounds

Since you have plenty of innovative options available for postoperative injury relief, chronic postoperative pain isn’t something you have to learn to get used to.

What are the symptoms of postoperative injuries?

Postoperative injuries can lead to a wide variety of symptoms and issues that can affect your daily life. Depending on the severity of your postoperative injury, you may experience:

  • Muscle weakness in your limbs
  • Burning, stabbing, or electrical sensations
  • Widespread soreness, stiffness, or localized pain

No matter how minor or how major your postoperative injury discomfort may be, the leading pain specialists at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates can help you find relief.

When should I see a doctor for postoperative pain?

It’s normal to have some pain after surgery as your body heals. But your surgeon can generally let you know about how long you should be in severe pain and when you can start getting back to your regular activities.

It’s important to have a postoperative injury evaluation at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates if you’re experiencing pain or related symptoms:

  • Several weeks after your surgical wounds heal
  • Many months after your surgical procedure
  • That worsen or don’t improve

Your dedicated pain specialist can read through your surgical report, evaluate your previous medical history, and order any essential labs or imaging to get to the root of your postoperative pain and get you started on treatment.

How are postoperative injuries treated?

Your postoperative treatment plan is tailored to your specific surgery and the severity of your symptoms. Common treatment plans include a combination of:

  • Intrathecal pain medicine pumps
  • Epidural steroid spine injections
  • Dorsal root ganglion stimulation
  • Painkiller medications
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Nerve blocks

The expert practitioners at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates spend time educating you about why you have postoperative pain-causing injuries and discussing your various treatment paths with you. They empower you with the knowledge you need to make the best treatment choices for your specific postoperative injury symptoms.

If you have postoperative injuries and pain, the team at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates can help. Click on the online scheduler or call your most convenient office directly.