I am a post polio patient currently in need of rotator cuff repair (2 tendons conpletely detached with massive tears) I am already a chronic pain patient (post polio pain, DDD,autoimmune disease) and polio patients are believed to have at least twice the pain issues as non-polios following surgery (due to previous damage to the brain stem and spinal areas) I am very afraid my pain cannot be controlled after surgery. My surgeon does outpatient surgery for this procedure. What meds might be able to handle this challenge?
Doctors are well aware of the severe pain polio patients endure. Don't be afraid to voice your concern about post-op pain as it is a legitimate concern with your condition. Good luck with your surgery and I hope it relieves some of your chronic pain...
You need to discuss this with your surgeon . There is a wide range of potent pain killers/analgesics available .
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