Pain Management Specialist

Riverview Surgical Center

Surgery Center located in South Sioux City, NE

At Riverview Surgical Center in South Sioux City, Nebraska, you can receive comprehensive pain management care that follows a treatment plan customized to suit your needs. The dedicated team can also develop strategies to help you manage chronic pain resulting from disease and injury. For more information, call your surgeon, pain specialist, or Riverview Surgical Center today.

Pain Management

Why do I need pain management?

Even though modern surgical techniques cause less trauma to the body, you can still expect to have pain following a procedure. 

To ensure you heal properly after surgery, your Riverview Surgical Center provider focuses on controlling your pain and keeping you comfortable. They offer a variety of pain management strategies based on your type of surgery, injury, or chronic condition, and the severity of your pain. 

Controlling pain is important for several reasons. Effective pain management not only helps you feel better, but it can also reduce your risk for complications, such as blood clots, and helps you heal faster. 

Being pain-free also makes it easier for you to begin walking or engaging in physical therapy soon after your procedure or injury, which is vital to a fast and effective recovery. 


What are my options for pain management?

As everyone heals at their own pace and tolerates different levels of pain, your Riverview Surgical Center provider customizes each pain management plan based on your individual needs. 

The goal of your treatment is to keep your pain well controlled without increasing your risk for other health complications. 

The Riverview Surgical Center staff may recommend one or a combination of pain management methods soon after surgery and make adjustments as needed to keep you comfortable and healthy. Options for managing pain may include:

  • Oral medications
  • Nerve blocks 
  • Epidural and other types of injections

Your Riverview Surgical Center provider can also recommend other methods for achieving pain relief, such as ice or heat therapy, physical therapy, and over-the-counter pain medications and anti-inflammatories. 


How long will I need pain management services?

Because some medications carry a risk for side effects or dependency, your Riverview Surgical Center doctor carefully monitors their use throughout your recovery. The team can adjust your medications and dosages as you continue healing, ensuring you’re not at risk for issues like withdrawal. 

Your Riverview Surgical Center provider discusses your progress and determines when you can stop using medications based on your needs. The team can also make changes to your pain management plan if you experience side effects that interfere with your recovery. 

For more information, call Riverview Surgical Center today.