8 important questions to ask your doctor about surgical pain management

The Advocate - If you or a loved one has an upcoming surgery, pain management is probably a top concern. Depending on the type of surgery, doctors will recommend different methods to manage your pain so you can heal properly. It's important to understand what to expect, your options for controlling pain as well as any risks associated with them, particularly when it comes to opioids.

An estimated 50 million surgeries are performed each year and the majority of these patients are prescribed opioids to manage their pain, according to Dr. Roy Soto…