Post Operative Neurogenic Pain and Peripheral Nerve Surgical Treatment Options
This is an observational study analyzing retrospective and prospective collection of information on 100 of the investigators' patients who underwent surgical nerve decompression between 1/1/2007 and 12/31/2012 for the relief of postoperative neurogenic pain after trunk surgery. We will record and analyze pre- and post-operative data from a chart review, to include demographic information, medical and surgical history, physical exam findings, intraoperative details, pathology and imaging results.
The prospective collection will consist of two telephone surveys. The first survey involves 20 questions regarding the subject's assessment of current pain levels and quality of life. all patients will be contacted to provide this information. The survey will take approximately 10 x 15 minutes. The second (follow-up) survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to collect information regarding current pain medications (opioids) that the patients are taking and obtain employment status.
100 adult subjects between the ages of 18 and 75 who underwent peripheral nerve surgery between 01/01/2007 to 12/31/2012. Those that participated in the first survey will be asked to participate in the follow-up survey.