Norton Leatherman Spine approaches pain management carefully. Here’s what to expect in the hospital and once you get home.
Pain control measures can help with your comfort as you recover. Fear and anxiety turn up the volume on the pain alarm, making pain seem worse. If you know what to expect, you’ll feel less afraid and more in control. This helps make pain a little easier to handle.
Exercise, mind/body therapies (such as meditation and deep breathing) and medications are a few methods for controlling pain. After surgery, medications will be used as the primary method of pain control.
Your nurses in the hospital will ask you to rate your pain using a pain scale. The scale lets you rank your pain and describe it to others. It ranges from 0 (no pain) to 10 (worst possible pain).
Norton Leatherman Spine is a combined team of orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons from Norton Neuroscience Institute and pain management specialists who provide care for adults and children from Louisville and Southern Indiana, as well as from across the region, nation and world.
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