What Causes Chronic Postoperative Pain?
It is not unusual to experience pain after surgery. Considering that surgery involves cutting through bodily tissues, it seems normal that you would experience some degree of pain or discomfort after a procedure. Unfortunately, for some patients, postoperative pain does not go away after healing as expected. For these people, chronic postoperative pain becomes a way of life. There are a number of physical reasons why a person’s postoperative pain might become chronic, including nerve damage, scar tissue formation, tissue damage during surgery, and post-surgical complications, such as inflammation. Other potential causes of chronic postoperative pain include psychosocial factors, and issues related to the surgery and recovery itself. Physical Causes of Chronic Postoperative Pain • Nerve Damage. Neuropathic pain