Pain Management Doctors in NYC Treat Patients from Post-Surgery Aches
Posted By: Admin | Nov 12, 2013 | Industry News
In a recent article, The Wall Street Journal describes methods to cope with the discomfort patients experience after surgery. While surgeons typically use anesthetics to dull the pain patients experience during an operation, stitches and trauma made within the area still throb long after the surgery, causing constant agony. The article notes that there are now healthier alternatives to traditional narcotic painkillers, which can be dangerously addictive:
After surgery, managing pain is one of the biggest challenges for patients, but the traditional remedy—narcotic painkillers—can cause unpleasant and even dangerous side effects.
Now doctors are shifting toward a more comprehensive or "multimodal" approach to pain management, including cocktails of medications given before, during and after surgery. Some are delivered orally, while others are delivered intravenously or through injection into the tissues and nerves around the surgical site. Not only does the strategy reduce the use of opioids and the attendant grogginess, nausea, hallucinations and constipation, but it can prevent addiction risks associated with heavy pill-popping once patients are home.
Any post-surgery pain relief that doesn’t involve narcotics is certainly better. However, if the alternative happens to be imbibing even more drugs, it can’t be all good for a recovering patient. The better option would be to seek an alternative medicine treatment from professional NYC pain management doctors, such as Dr. Alhov, from Pain Healing Medicine center.
More and more people are turning to alternative medicine as a means to relieve pain. Aside from the fact that some patients want to avoid drowning themselves in too much medicine, certain conventional pain relievers just aren’t as effective as purported, which is distressing. There’s also the matter of allergies, as some patients are sensitive and allergic to certain conventional medications for pain. Fortunately, patients can try alternative pain management treatments should there be any complications arising from using regular pain relievers.
Alternative pain management doctors in NYC can help patients find a relief treatment that can mitigate their throbbing aches gained from post-surgery scars. Since some of the treatments don’t involve chemicals and medicines, they’re safe even for patients with allergies. Those planning to undergo alternative relief treatments should keep in mind that they have to be performed by a licensed medical professional to ensure that the procedures are correct and deliver results.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Health Matters: A New Prescription for Surgical Pain, Wall Street Journal, Published October 27, 2013)