Inadequate Pain Control After Spine Surgery is Common

PainRelief.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: Inadequate pain control is common after spine surgery. Using the CAPPS score developed in this study, physicians are now able to risk-stratify in terms of patient’s likelihood of having poorly controlled postoperative pain before their operation. This score can be used educate patients on their expected pain experience and facilitate the development of personalized treatment plans to improve pain control after surgery.

PainRelief.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?

Response: Now that we can predict which patients are likely to have a poor pain experience, future research is needed to determine whether optimization of modifiable patient risk factors (such as depression and opioid use) before surgery will lead to improved pain control

Citation:

Development and validation of a clinical prediction score for poor postoperative pain control following elective spine surgery

Presented at the 2020 AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves

Michael M. H. Yang MD, MSc, MBiotech 1 , 2 , Jay Riva-Cambrin MD, MSc 1 , 2 , Jonathan Cunningham MSc 1 , Nathalie Jetté MD, MSc 1 , 2 , 3 ,Tolulope T. Sajobi PhD 2 , Alex Soroceanu MD, MPH 4, Peter Lewkonia MD, MSc 4 , W. Bradley Jacobs MD 1and Steven Casha MD, PhD 1 , 5

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3171/2020.5.SPINE20347

Online Publication Date: 15 Sep 2020

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