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Managing Pain Postoperative Instructional Video

Managing Pain Postoperative Instructions

Pain Management

For severe pain, prescribed medication should be taken as directed. Do not take any of the below medication if you are allergic to them, or have been instructed by your doctor not to take.

Pain or discomfort following surgery should subside more and more each day. If pain persists, it may require attention and you should call the office.


  1. Our first and most effective regiment to manage pain is to take up to 800mg of ibuprofen every 6 hours for the first 48 hours after surgery.
  2. If your doctor has prescribed you a narcotic pain medicine and ibuprofen is not controlling your pain, you may take the narcotic pain medicine every 4 to 6 hours, in addition to ibuprofen. Please note that it is best to take pain medicines immediately after eating and not on an empty stomach.
  3. If you develop symptoms of nausea, vomiting, skin rash, or diarrhea, stop taking the medication and call our office.
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