POSTSURGICAL NERVE PAIN
Some pain after surgery is normal. However, it should only last a short time. Pain that persists for months or even years is a problem that plagues a small number of people who have had some type of surgery. Estimates on the frequency of post-surgical nerve pain vary; some sources say that as many as half of patients of some procedures will experience post-surgical nerve pain. Other sources estimate that between two and three percent of the population will experience it.