While opioids are often necessary to treat surgical pain, some patients end up feeling “stuck” on high-dose opioids. A complete pain management plan before, during, & after surgeries can minimize the need of opioids. Most patients need opioids only up to 4 weeks, rarely up to 12 weeks.
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Surgical Team, Pre-Op Clinic, & Pain Clinic optimize your physical & psychological conditions, as well as your medications
Surgical Team & Anesthesiology work together to reduce the body’s inflammatory responses to the stress of surgery
Immediately after surgery, opioid medications are warranted. To minimize opioid use, various non-opioid pain relief strategies are also employed
In the weeks after the hospital, we optimize recovery with non-opioid medications, & promote healing with nutrition and exercise
Pain physician & PhD computational biologist @StanfordPain • Advanced pain interventions with CIPS & FIPP • Opinions mine & not medical advice