In the aftermath of a spinal surgery, you still may experience pain. The New York Spine Institute can help you through recovery at our convenient locations in greater New York City.*

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Post Surgical Pain

One of the greatest worries of back surgery patients is postoperative pain. Almost all surgical procedurse can cause mild to severe pain, but effective pain control after surgery can help with the success of your back or neck surgery. Even before your surgery at the New York Spine Institute, we will discuss a pain control plan, which includes setting realistic expectations for post surgical pain and a plan to treat your pain levels.*

We perform thousands of surgeries every year, and follow up with offering our patients the accessibility to pain management specialists all under one roof. At the NY Spine Institute, we have offices throughout greater New York City, Long Island, White Plains and Newburgh, NY. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.*


Quality Care

We pride ourselves on how many patients we have treated successfully in our facility.* NY Spine holds its staff to the highest medical standards possible.

Industry Leaders

Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS is the medical director of our facility, who has led our team for years to gain the knowledge and expertise necessary to treat your spinal problem.

Multiple Languages

Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian are among the languages our staff can speak. NY Spine always works to accommodate every patient’s needs and look forward to helping anyone who steps inside.

Understanding the Causes Of Your Post Surgical Pain

Back, neck and spinal surgeries are all major surgeries, but there are a lot of factors that can determine your post-op pain and recovery. It all depends on how painful your surgery was, the type you had, the extent of your spinal condition, or if you’ve had chronic pain beforehand. For example, pain after a spinal fusion including multiple vertebrae can be worse than a minimally invasive laminectomy on a younger patient.*

Common causes of persistent pain after surgery can be caused by*:

  • Failed back syndrome
  • Problems following treatment
  • Reoccuring stenosis after decompression
  • Inadequate decompression of a nerve root after surgery
  • Epidural fibrosis

Diagnosing Your Post Surgical Pain

After Surgery, it is common for patients to experience uncomfortable sensations around the area operated on. This can be cause by the nerve damage induced during surgery, or an inflammatory responce from surrounding tissue after surgery. This is normal for a lot of patients, and they are certain home remedies and medications that can be used to combat this pain. If pain worsens or is not calmed, you could also be recommended to see a pain management specialist.*

Treatment Options For Post Surgical Pain

Barring the need for another surgery, which is incredibly unlikely, typically you will manage any pain you experience after a surgery through pain management, physical therapy or prescribed medication. The exact duration of each program depends on the area, the severity of the injury and the success of the surgery as a whole.* 

Physical therapy is the process of working through an injury slowly through rehabilitative exercises. This can be taken in conjunction with mild pain management medication. We will work with you to determine what types of medication will work for you depending on your medical history and needs.* 

No matter what type of surgery you have gone through, in or out of our facility, the New York Spine Institute can help you with postoperative pain. You will be treated with the highest quality care with our medical professionals, so you can get back to living your life more comfortably.* 

*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary by patient and condition. New York Spine Institute does not guarantee certain results.

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