It was once thought that severe pain after surgery was something to be endured. But we now know that this is no longer true. Today Acute pain services bridges the gap between physicians, nurses and patients to coordinate pain management. At BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital, we are interested in providing the safest and the best pain relief for all patients after surgery. To ensure this we have an Acute pain Service (APS) to provide specialized pain treatment to any patient who require it. Ask your nurse or surgeon if you wish to contact the Acute Pain Service.
The deleterious effects of unrelieved acute pain are well recognized. These effects are psychological and physiological. Unrelieved acute pain may predispose to the development of chronic pain. The provision of acute pain relief helps reduce hospital stay, promotes recovery and reduces the development of chronic pain syndromes. After the surgery you will get better faster. With less pain you can walk sooner and do breathing exercises better.
We understand the importance of postoperative pain relief and the improvement in function that accompanies it. We recognize the large degree of variability among surgical patients with regard to the amount of pain experienced and the amount of analgesic medication needed to adequately control it. As a matter of fact, we have certain standardised institutional guidelines and protocols for ordering, administering and discontinuing analgesic therapy.
The ultimate target of our Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain medicine and Surgical Intensive Care at BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital is an active quality assurance program directed at maintaining high-quality care of our patients while minimizing complications.
Acute Pain Service
The hospital has a formal acute pain service that provides specialized and invasive methods of pain relief to patients after surgery and all other acute and acute on chronic pain conditions. It is available 24 X 7. The doctor can be contacted on mobile number 931077622. The Department also specializes in providing pain relief care in difficult acute pain problems such as management of patients already taking strong analgesics for cancer and chronic non-malignant pain, and those who are problem drug users. A standard multimodal approach to pain management utilising non-drug and drug interventions together is followed. Paediatric, geriatric, and day care patients are given utmost priority and are managed with an extra effort. There is also a provision of continuity of pain control after discharge.
Apart from offering postoperative pain services we also offer management of other types of acute pain like chest trauma etc. We are uniquely qualified because of our knowledge of the neurophysiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and anatomic pathways involved in the modulation of acute pain.
Treatment options available for acute pain range from simple medication to more complex interventions such as neural blockade, neuraxial (epidural and intrathecal infusions and Patient –controlled analgesia (PCA). A variety of these methods may be used together to get the best result. The best method for you and your operation will be discussed with you. The effectiveness of your pain relief will be regularly assessed and if necessary adjusted, added or changed to make it the best and safest to you. It is reassuring to know that drugs used for pain control are extremely safe and there is hardly any chance to become addicted to them. The advantages gained by good pain control far outweigh these small risks.
Every patient enrolled in APS is assessed at least once a day by a consultant anaesthesiologist. ‘Pain rounds’ are taken by resident anaesthesiologists at least twice a day and as and when required. Any problems/queries are sorted out on the rounds. Although good quality analgesia is a worthwhile humanitarian and ethical goal in its own right, however, it is only the means to an end: the improvement of surgical outcome.
The Pain Clinic
Our Pain management clinic is located in Room no. 117 in OPD-3 block, first floor. Patients with chronic pain are generally seen here. The components of chronic pain management are cancer pain (treated in association with oncologists) and chronic non-malignant pain. The most widespread chronic pain conditions are- low back pain, neck pain, painful joints (arthritis), headache (including migraine). They are so common today that they are often seen as unavoidable part of life. There is no nobility in suffering from pain, when relief from pain is possible. Other pain conditions are: - recurrent cancer pain, Herpes zoster pain, Trigeminal neuralgia and other oro facial pains , Painful Diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia, Neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndromes (CRPS), pain after amputation of the limbs, Chronic persistent surgical pain (CPSP), Post-trauma pain, Chronic pelvic pain, Genito-urinary pain, nerve entrapments etc.