If you think that prescription pain medication is all you need to get by after surgery, it’s time to consider a different option that paves the way for a faster, healthier, and fuller recovery: perioperative pain management. With dual board certification in pain medicine and anesthesia, Daniel Loder, MD, and his team are the experts you can count on for evaluating your potential pain needs, creating a sound perioperative pain management plan, and providing treatments that can help you avoid narcotics. To learn more, call one of the Los Angeles area offices in Beverly Hills, Torrance, or Manhattan Beach, California, or book an appointment online.
Perioperative pain management refers to making a detailed plan before a surgical procedure that defines how to reduce or eliminate pain after surgery.
Why would you spend time planning to avoid pain? One important reason is to ensure you can stay comfortable during your recovery while limiting or eliminating the need for narcotic pain medications.
There are several other good reasons for perioperative pain management, including:
Pain management before, during, and after your surgery, can prevent chronic pain from developing.
During the consultation, your provider at the office of Daniel Loder, MD, reviews your medical history and talks with you about your upcoming surgery.
The goal is to define your known pain management needs and anticipate unknown concerns. For example, you may already struggle with chronic pain or have an underlying health condition that affects your pain tolerance.
The Daniel Loder, MD, team has expert experience in further defining your pain management needs by identifying the exact cause of your pain. Once they determine all the factors that may affect your recovery, they create a detailed plan outlining treatments to alleviate your pain.
In addition to developing perioperative pain management strategies for your upcoming surgery, the team also troubleshoot difficult recoveries due to pain and offer solutions for relieving post-surgery pain without narcotics.
Medications may be included in your pain management plan because the goal is to reduce your pain and support early rehabilitation. However, the Daniel Loder, MD, team also offers interventional pain management techniques that reduce your pain, allowing you to take smaller doses.
They also offer advanced options that may allow you to avoid medications. For example, your provider uses ultrasound to target specific sensory nerves that send pain signals to your brain.
Then they can desensitize those nerves using the innovative ioveraº® system. This specialized device uses cold or cryoanalgesia to wound the nerve. The treatment stops pain signals for up to three months before the nerve regenerates.
The ioveraº system can help anyone after surgery. However, it has proven to relieve pain and improve function following total knee replacements.
To schedule a perioperative pain management consultation, call Daniel Loder, MD, or book an appointment online.