Improved pain management can be achieved through the appropriate use of medication (pharmacotherapy), injections (interventional therapy) and psychotherapy (both one to one psychotherapy and group pain management).
Chronic pain after surgical procedures is a common problem. The incidence is estimated at between 10 and 20 % following surgical procedures such as total knee replacement or breast surgery.
There are a number of theories as to why chronic pain after surgery develops. Please see the following links to the IASP webpage which provide a number of fact sheets on this fascinating topic. www.iasp-pain.org/globalyear
Oxford Pain Consultants (Drs Cole, Phillips and Sawyer) are widey experienced in managing chronic post surgical pain conditions and will be very happy to assist and advise you if you have any questions about these painful conditions.