The spine is a living and dynamic structure of the body. Most people assume that after a major surgical procedure such as spine surgery that they would feel well and be without pain. However, that is not always the case with many spine surgery patients. While it is not very common for spine surgeons to make errors (due to their specific training and years of experience), many people do not take into account the fact that our bodies continue to change as we grow older – and that includes our spines.
With many surgical advances made, more and more people are able to have their spines and necks repaired through minimally invasive techniques. However, as more and more people are under going surgery, there are more cases of back revision surgical procedures needed today. Many patients who have undergone a primary back surgery continue to experience neck or back pain. Whether it be from muscles that were torn from an open spine surgery or from disks fusing together improperly, pain can continue after back surgery. Many people find this to be very disheartening and are discouraged to learn that they need back revision surgery.
Many people have complex and challenging spinal problems following previous back surgeries. Doctors are now able to use specialized and minimally invasive surgical techniques to correct damage and reduce the likelihood of continued pain and discomfort.
Not much in life is more difficult to live with than constant pain in the neck or back. Simply standing or sitting straight in a chair requires the use of the back, and if those simple tasks involve pain, it’s likely that pain is a part of one’s entire day. Talk to your trusted surgeon about back revision surgery to alleviate continued pain and to prevent it in the future.
Posted on behalf of Ortho Sport and Spine Physicians