Pain is a normal sensation experienced after any surgical procedure. Your surgeon has used a long-acting local anesthetic so you should be comfortable for approximately two hours.

Special Ibuprofen protocol:

Low does Ibuprofen can be used to raise the pain threshold and reduce or eliminate the need for narcotic pain medications. You may use this protocol as the first method of pain control.

Take two Ibuprofen 200 mg tablets every 3 to 4 hours for the first 24 to 48 hours continuously even if you are not having any pain. You can supplement with the prescribed pain med for any breath through pain.

If the pain pill causes nausea, take half a pill, then take the other half in 30 minutes. Refer to instruction for Nausea.

If you are still concerned about the pain you are experiencing, contact your doctor.