Postoperative pain relief is very important but unfortunately often neglected. Advantages include relief of the patient’s discomfort, improved postoperative mobility, improved respiratory function, decreased risk for cardiac complications, decreased risk for deep venous thrombosis, improved gastro-intestinal function, decrease in stress response and decreased incidence of chronic pain.
Bed rest can cause back pain
Arthritis Foundation of South Africa
Multiple Sclerosis South Africa
The South African Society of Physiotherapy