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Pain Management

Pain Management - Symptoms

Pain Management - How to prevent?

Pain Management - Causes and Risk Factors

Pain Management - Diagnosis

Pain Relief
Depending on the level of pain, the dosage of pain relief medications can be adjusted or increased, given more often or given in different combinations.

The nurse will ask you to rate your pain on a scale between 0 – 10, both at rest and on movement. (0 = no pain, 10 = worst pain ever). This will help us to assess the effectiveness of your pain relief.

Benefits of good pain relief
  • You will enjoy greater comfort while you heal.
  • With less pain, you can be more active, start walking, do deep breathing exercises and get your strength back quickly.
A patient, whose pain is well controlled, usually does better after surgery. Problems such as chest infection and deep vein thrombosis (DVT – formation of blood clots in the legs) may be avoided.

It is much easier to relieve pain if it is dealt with before it gets unbearable. You should ask for your pain relief as soon as you feel pain and continue the treatment regularly.

Pain Management - Preparing for surgery

Pain Management - Post-surgery care

Pain Management - Other Information

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