Question: Why is pain control important after surgery?
Answer: Well, you have to remember that surgery, you are cutting through tissue and nerves. Each person will have a different amount of pain. The first thing you have to do is report that pain appropriately. Don't be a martyr. Just tell your team what's going on. The health care team can provide you with an assortment of different pain medicines and modalities to help you control that pain. It's important. You need healing quickly. You want to be able to deep breaths, walk, move that arm. Pain control is critical to having those activities done in an appropriate fashion.