Up to 60% of individuals can suffer pain that persists beyond the normal healing time following surgery. This is referred to as persistent post-surgical pain (PPSP). Dr. Dominic Hegarty (Clinical Director Pain Relief Ireland) writing in this week’s Health & Living section of the Irish Times highlights what you or a family member should do if you suffer PPSP.
September is Pain Awareness Month
Friday 6th September.
Dr Dominic Hegarty, talks to Sarah McInerney on RTÉ Radio 1 Drivetime about how to cope with chronic pain.
Listen to the Show below:
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) published by the World Health Organization (WHO) is used to help “organise” medical conditions. However, chronic pain conditions have always played the “poor relations” to other medical conditions. While these classification systems reflect the developments in pain research over the last 2 decades, and they do not have clear treatment or management implications.