A revision spinal surgery occurs when a patient has already undergone some form of spine surgery. Typically, there is a three-month period of lingering pain after the initial surgery. However, when a patient reports persistent, recurrent, or new chronic pain, revision spine surgery may be recommended to help relieve the pain. Revision spinal surgery is usually performed on the cervical or lumbar spine areas. Patients may suffer from failed cervical disc replacement surgery in the cervical spine, whereas patients may suffer from failed fusion or pseudoarthrosis in the lumbar spine.
Deciding to undergo spine surgery isn’t easy. Before deciding on surgery, patients deal with a lot of pain and other difficult symptoms for a long time. Patients need to make informed decisions and weigh the risks and rewards of spine surgery before proceeding with the surgery. Unfortunately, not every spine surgery is successful. Understandably, the thought of having to undergo another surgery once again can be frustrating and disheartening for the patient. However, even with the best surgeons with the latest technological procedures, operating on the spine is a complex task that doesn’t have a 100% success rate.
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Many factors contribute to failed spine surgery, from errors in judgment to procedures that may not produce the desired outcomes. In some cases, it’s a surgical error. In others, it can be due to misdiagnosis, misinformation, patient behaviors, or other medical conditions that can contribute to a failed surgery. Some of the most common reasons for failed spinal surgery include:
While it can be disheartening to think about undergoing revision spine surgery, it’s sometimes the best option to help relieve pain. If you experience any following symptoms after spinal surgery, you should consult your spinal doctor:
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Recovery from a revision spinal surgery varies depending upon the procedure needed to correct the previous surgery. These procedures will likely require a hospital stay for a few days. Generally, any recovery from a revision spine procedure will take anywhere from six weeks to three months for a full recovery.
Living with chronic back pain can be debilitating, making it difficult to complete daily tasks. At NJ Spine & Orthopedic, we understand that everyone’s condition and pain are unique, which is why we combine advanced technology with a patient-centered approach to ensure our patients get the best possible outcomes. Our medical team and expert spinal surgeons are dedicated to achieving the best results for every patient with the least invasive treatment possible, allowing you to return to your life as quickly as possible. Find pain relief at NJ Spine & Orthopedic. You can call (866) 272-9271 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.
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