Failed Back Surgery
Corrective Spinal Surgery
Back conditions can be complex, and if you received surgery without confirming the cause of your back pain, there is a good chance the pain will manifest again even after surgery. It is estimated that one in five patients who have had back surgery will continue to have persistent, recurrent, or new back problems near the surgical site. These conditions are commonly referred to as “failed spine surgery,” “failed backs,” or “post-laminectomy syndrome.”
If you have had failed back surgery, it most likely means your previous surgeon or physician failed to identify the true cause of your back pain. Biscup Spine is a concierge medical service where you hire our experienced spinal surgeon on retainer. Dr. Robert S. Biscup is one of the nation’s leading spinal experts and our facilities are equipped with the latest in diagnostic equipment. We also offer free MRI reviews and work one-on-one with all patients to find long-term treatments for back pain.
The Key to Successful Back Pain Treatment
The key to successful treatment moving forward is identifying the original cause of the back pain and determining whether or not a new condition has manifested as a result of failed surgery.
Patients need to be evaluated from several different perspectives, including:
- Spine anatomy
- Pain management
- Medical (general health)
- Functional ability
- Psychological concerns (stress can play a major role in back pain)
Although follow-up surgery may be necessary to help you recover from a failed back procedure, this is not always the case. Dr. Robert S. Biscup carefully assesses a patient’s condition and explores noninvasive treatments before resorting to more surgery. In many cases, we have treated failed back surgery patients with physical therapy, diet building, and exercise.