How to Manage Pain After Surgery

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Pain control after a surgical procedure or injury is a priority for you and your physician.  While you will have some pain after your surgery, you can be proactive in helping your physician safely minimize your pain.

The following information can help patients understand their options for pain treatment, and so, as the patient, they can feel empowered in taking an active role in making informed choices about pain management.

Why is patient pain control important?

First, being comfortable, will be your priority and pain control helps you recover faster and reduces your risk of developing some complications after surgery.  Pain control helps you better move around after surgery or an injury and that movement may help decrease the possibility of pneumonia and blood clots. When your pain is well controlled, you are able to better complete every day movements, such as walking and deep breathing exercises.  In addition, pain control will determine your success in your rehabilitation.

What kinds of pain will I feel after surgery?

After surgery, the incision itself will be tender but that may not be your only area of pain.  You may experience muscle pain, and stiffness in your joints. Laying on the operating room table or the hospital bed alone can cause pain.  The area around the incision or where the injury occurred could be extremely sore.

I am nervous about getting “hooked” on pain pills. How do I avoid this?

The risk of becoming addicted to pain medication after surgery is a concern for many patients. The best way to avoid this is to decrease or eliminate the prolonged need for your pain medications.  Cold therapy machines are a great natural way to decrease pain and therefore decrease the need for pain medications.

What can I do to help keep my pain under control?

Cold therapy machines have been shown to decrease pain, muscle spasms, and swelling.

By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from a cold therapy machine and is applied to your injury or post op site, the machine provides continuous cold therapy.   The design of the cold therapy pad can reduce fluid accumulation that causes discomfort and pain.  By removing heat from the wounded area, the swelling can be reduced and the recovery time can be shortened as well.

IsoComforter cold therapy machines have been shown to decrease pain, muscle spasms, and swelling. IsoComforter cold therapy machines ( www.IsoComforter.com/Pain-control-after-surgery ) are the most convenient portable cold therapy unit. You can use your cold therapy machine at home, plugged into an outlet, or take it with you and use it in your car with our Auto adapter.

Isocomforter’s cold therapy machines are designed to avoid any operational confusion and handling. The integrated design of a self-priming pump allows the patient to add the appropriate ice and water in accordance to the instructions and just plug in the wall adapter to start the recirculation process. The cold therapy machine can be used above and below the wounded area without having to manually pump or prime using elevation. IsoComforter recognizes that patients are in some degree of discomfort and we strive to make the recovery process as comfortable and short as possible.

For years IsoComforter has proven itself in real-world conditions on patients that have reported exceptional outcomes when using our product. For the ultimate in cold therapy treatment, trust IsoComforter. It’s easy to use and proven effective.

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