Surgical Pain

You’ve Had Surgery, But You’re Still in Pain. Now What?

It’s certainly reasonable to expect pain after a surgical procedure to lessen and eventually resolve as your body heals. Unfortunately, up to 50% of surgical patients experience chronic (long term) postsurgical pain that can last for months to years, according to research noted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The pain management specialists at the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona specialize in treating chronic pain issues like persistent postsurgical pain with highly effective, state-of-the-art therapies and procedures that successfully tackle pain and restore your quality of life. Our team is proud of the reputation we’ve earned for providing superior care to residents in and around the Arizona communities of Tucson, Safford, and Benson. We’re happy to share information about the consequences of persistent postsurgical pain (PPOP) and how we can help. What is persistent postoperative pain? Unlike the acute pain expected to last for days to weeks after surgery, which naturally fades with healing, PPOP is defined as pain that: Develops after an operationLasts for at least three months beyond the acute postsurgical healing phaseIs not due to other causes, such as an infection or cancer The discomfort linked to chronic postsurgical