Plan Against Pain

Choices Matter in Postsurgical Pain Management

Managing pain after surgery isn’t one-size-fits all. When it comes to planning your recovery, choices matter. Get to know your options before your surgery and talk with your doctor to start creating your custom pain management plan.

What you can do now

There are things you can do to build your plan for before, during and after surgery. The first step is talking with your doctor.

Pain Q&A
Pain after surgery differs between people, but their questions are usually similar. Here you’ll find answers to questions about preparing for surgery, managing pain right after surgery and at home, and more.

Reliable Resources
Researchers study pain so your doctor can better understand how to help you get back to “normal.” Get information you can trust from organizations like MedlinePlus and the American Pain Society.