Did you know?

Your genes can affect the level of pain that you experience.

What it Means for You

Because everybody experiences pain in their own way, nobody can predict exactly how much pain you’ll feel after surgery or for how long.

Your doctor can tell you what other patients have experienced, but what you feel might be different, which is one of the reasons it’s important to discuss pain treatment options long before your surgery. Because the more your doctor knows about you, the better he or she can figure out the most effective plan for you.

Don’t be shy or play the tough guy. Talk with your doctor.

Start building your plan against pain.