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Pain Management

Your anesthesiologist, surgeon and nurse will talk with you about the best ways to relieve pain after surgery.

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Pain relief is important because it helps you:

  • Breathe more easily
  • Move more easily
  • Sleep well
  • Recover faster
  • Eat better
  • Do things that are important to you
  • Do your suggested exercises.

Do not wait until the pain gets too bad before telling us.

Always tell your nurse if your pain score is greater than 4 on the pain scale (where 0 is no pain and 10 is pain as bad as you can imagine)

You will not become addicted to pain medication given for a short period for surgical pain.

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