Pain after Spine Surgery

What is Pain after Spine Surgery? Post-surgical pain in the spine may occur due to nerve damage, infection, or other complications. It can manifest as persistent or new pain following a spinal surgery.

Common Treatments:

  1. Conservative: Physical therapy to regain strength and mobility, heat or ice therapy.
  2. Medications: Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications.
  3. Minimally Invasive Injections: Targeted injections to alleviate specific areas of pain or inflammation.


  1. Q: Is pain after spine surgery normal?
    A: Some pain is expected, but persistent or severe pain should be evaluated by a physiatrist.
  2. Q: What can I do to minimize pain after spine surgery?
    A: Following a physiatrist's post-surgical care plan, including physical therapy, can aid recovery.
  3. Q: How long does post-surgical pain typically last?
    A: Recovery varies, but ongoing pain beyond a few months should be evaluated by a physiatrist.

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