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Post Surgical Pain Syndrome

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines This includes post amputation, post thoracotomy, post mastectomy, post herniorraphy and other post operative pain syndrome. A useful set of criteria to define post op chronic pain syndrome is:
  1. pain that develops after surgical procedure
  2. pain of at least two months duration
  3. exclusion of other causes of the pain
  4. exclusion of preexisting pain
Trial of anticonvulsant agents, and/or TCA's.
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit Relevant Medical History
Imaging Reports (X-Ray, CT, MRI)
Referral to U of M Back & Pain Center. Interventional options include nerve blocks, pulsed RF of the dorsal root ganglion, cryoablation, and spinal cord stimulation.

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Patient Education/Information (includes preps) U of M Back & Pain Center 
Appointment Timeframe Next available appointment (2-3 weeks)
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Hand carry non-UM records to visit or fax to 734-936-6585
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patient: 734-615-7246
Clinic Location Sites

Brighton Health Center
Burlington Building
Canton Health Center
East Ann Arbor

UM Consulting Physician U of M Back & Pain Center Faculty
Revised on: 12/29/2014



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