types of pain relief after surgery

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Re: types of pain relief after surgery

Postby molly » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:39 pm

Hi Andrea,


We do have post op pain pumps in the UK, they are very commonly used, sometimes sited as an epidural and sometimes as an iv infusion.

This is almost certainly what they were talking about in your case.

You are right in that we do not have permanent indwelling pumps as somenone in USA has as they have not yet been found to be sucessful.

Hope this is useful.

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Re: types of pain relief after surgery

Postby Violet M » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:09 am

Ice was one of the best pain relief measures for me after surgery. Try to have some soft gel packs available after surgery (and for many months post-op).

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PNE since 2002. Started from weightlifting. PNE surgery from Dr. Bautrant, Oct 2004. Pain now is usually a 0 and I can sit for hours on certain chairs. No longer take medication for PNE. Can work full time and do "The Firm" exercise program. 99% cured from PGAD. PNE surgery was right for me but it might not be for you. Do your research.
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