There are various methods for pain relief, and it’s crucial to keep an open mind about them. These strategies, when combined with medication, can significantly relieve pain. Relaxation media can be purchased or borrowed through your local library, as well as select bookstores and online stores. You are welcome to bring your favourite relaxing music and a listening device to the hospital to listen to before surgery and during your stay. Practice using the relaxation techniques before your operation, and then utilise them twice daily during your recuperation for the best benefits. Additional ways to reduce or lessen discomfort include listening to calm music, altering your posture in bed, or tuning in to a hospital relaxation channel.
Insufficient evacuation of a pinched nerve during the original treatment is the most prevalent cause of recurrent nerve discomfort following fusion surgery. You’ll experience persistent pain and discomfort if the spinal cord nerve is still entirely or partially crushed. Another factor might be the creation of scar tissue during the healing process. New scar tissue can sometimes trap a nerve root, causing nerve pain to return weeks or months after your surgery. Unfortunately, some patients have nerve damage or persistent compression that is difficult to cure.
Surgery may relieve some of the discomfort and pressure in certain circumstances, but not everything. The dynamics of the structures in the neck are altered by cervical fusion. When two vertebrae merge, additional stress is transferred to surrounding vertebrae and joints. Muscle strain, tightness, and rapid deterioration of adjacent joints, vertebrae, and spinal discs can all be caused by increased load carrying. Additional degenerative changes in the neck might result in new discomfort and inflammation. Recurrent herniation discs or inflammatory processes that were previously present at various levels of the cervical spine are other causes of perioperative pain and disability.
Veterans who experience acute and chronic pain would benefit from “The Healer” – an FDA approved, handheld laser, invented by Dr. Ronald Rubin to be used by medical & wellness professionals.