Failed Back Surgery
Not All Back Surgeries are Successful, But Many Can Be Fixed!
If you have a condition that requires surgery, you should know going into the procedure that there are some serious risks to consider. While many back surgeries go well with few to no complications, some surgeries may not be successful. Even if your back surgery fails, however, the experts at Jersey Spine Associates may be able to discover and fix the problem. Our spine specialists help patients with spinal surgery revision and fixing throughout New Jersey & Philadelphia, including Marlton, Camden, Cherry Hill, Linwood, and Brick.
Why Do Back Surgeries Sometimes Fail?
Surgical solutions are intended to be long-term treatments for spinal problems like degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, and other painful conditions. Unfortunately, some patients continue to experience symptoms after their back surgery has been completed. Although there are many reasons why a spinal surgery may fail, the most common reasons for bad outcomes include misdiagnosis, inadequate treatment, failure to heal, chronic nerve injury, infection, and/or scar tissue. In rare cases, certain medical conditions which mimic spinal problems can point to an incorrect diagnosis and lead to inadequate treatment or even the wrong surgical procedure. At Jersey Spine Associates, our primary focus is making sure the diagnosis is right, and then focusing our treatment based on that diagnosis so that our patients have the best chances for successful outcomes.
Revision Spine Surgery
In cases where back surgery fails to solve the problem, a second surgical procedure may be required. This is referred to as revision spine surgery. Even if revision spine surgery is the most viable option, it is still important for you to consider the risks and benefits involved. All surgeries come with the risk for complications, and a second surgery comes with additional risks. Revision spine surgery is often complex and requires a highly qualified surgeon who has experience with this type of procedure. Although the risk of complications is higher with a repeat surgery, if done properly by an experienced surgeon, the outcomes are usually quite successful.
What to Expect from Jersey Spine Associates
Back and spine surgery can be complex and risky, so take the time to carefully weigh the pros and cons before you elect to have a surgical procedure. If your back surgery should happen to fail, you can have peace of mind in knowing that Jersey Spine Associates is here to help. At Jersey Spine Associates, we have many years of experience in the industry, as well as a renowned spinal surgeon who is highly qualified in the field of spinal surgery.
From the moment you step through the door, the professional team at Jersey Spine Associates will make you feel welcomed and comforted. Spinal surgery can be scary, which is why we take the time to walk our patients through the procedure in great detail, making sure that they understand exactly what is going to happen. After your procedure we will always be just a phone call away to answer questions or to address concerns.