Heart surgery is a serious matter. Remember one thing your heart is the most important and sensitive part of your body. So it needs proper care to resist the pain and fatigue after getting a surgery done. After heart surgery, you might feel some sensations of pain for a few days.

Don’t get scared. It’s normal and probably happens to everyone. But managing such post-op pain is extremely important. It ensures speedy recovery and prevents further complications. Now you must be looking for some easy ways to manage such post-op pain.

If so then give this article a read. Here we will discuss some pain management techniques that can bring some relief to your heart.

Nerve Blocks

This is one of the most advanced pain control methods. This aims to control the pain in some particular parts of your heart or body like the tricuspid valve, arms or chest. It isolates that particular area and blocks the nerve there so that those areas can’t feel any sensation of pain. Sometimes this procedure gets performed during the surgery instead of local anaesthesia. But just make sure that this procedure is only performed by experienced heart specialists.

Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesics

This pain management technique is also known by the term PCA. This allows a patient to take the pain-relieving medicine by their own preference of quantity. It has a computerized pump which could be operated by pushing a button and this is how a patient receives some pain-relieving solutions in their body without any need for needles.   

Oral Medications

There are certain types of pain controlling medications prescribed by heart specialists. Such medications contain a high amount of pain-relieving properties that make the tricuspid valve, mitral valve and other heart muscles relaxed. But here we advise you one thing do not ever take a random pain killer. Such actions could lead to more serious complications and cause so many side effects. Rather always talk to your doctor. Let them prescribe the right medications and follow their instructions deliberately. This way you will be able to cope with this post-op phase easily and quickly.

Muscle Relaxing Exercises

Although you shouldn’t move your body much till 2 or 3 weeks after your surgery after that, you can practice some muscle relaxation exercises with your doctor’s permission. This will help you to recover the stiffness in your heart muscles and will improve the overall blood flow in your heart. But do not practice any hard move. Rather consult your doctors first and ask them to show relaxing techniques that you can practice.

Thus to conclude, all these methods work brilliantly if executed rightly. So follow the right instructions and make this post-op phase easy & relaxing. We wish you a speedy recovery.

By Lukas

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