Acute (Perioperative) and Chronic Pain Management

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Acute pain lasts for a short, limited period of time.  Many patients experience some type of pain or discomfort following surgery (perioperative pain).  Your surgeon may refer you to a Spectrum anesthesiologist following surgery to help manage and monitor your pain and keep you comfortable. 

Perioperative pain management is also important for your safety.  Patients with uncontrolled perioperative pain may have difficulty breathing, getting out of bed, and walking.  Spectrum anesthesiologists, therefore, continue to monitor your progress following surgery and may prescribe medication to ease your recovery.