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Managing pain after surgery

By: Kelly Bilodeau, Executive Editor, Harvard Womenís Health Watch Surgery and pain pills used to go hand in hand. After all, you need a strong prescription pain medication to ensure you arenít in pain after a procedure, right? Turns out not only is prescription pain medication not always needed, but often not advisable after surgery, because it can raise the risk of opioid addiction. As a result, surgeons today are rethinking post-surgical…

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