Post-Surgical Pain

post surgical painThe act of safely cutting into our bodies to provide a needed surgical intervention is a miracle of modern medicine. Although reasonable people might disagree about if and when a surgical procedure is needed, we can all agree that every surgery creates scarring and can cause pain that lasts far beyond the initial recovery period.

in the immediate aftermath of surgery, massage therapy can improve immune system response and promote healing. During rehab, many of our patients find that massage and trigger point therapy is a useful adjunct to the physical therapy that is typically prescribed by the surgeon.

After the initial rehab period, scarring and shortened muscles and connective tissue can place significant limits on your range of motion. Trigger point therapy, treatment with the WellWave and instruction on proper stretching and self-care techniques can be very helpful during this period.