Have you had back surgery, and are you still experiencing pain? Did you lose hope that you could feel normal again? Has your surgeon and primary care physician told you there is nothing else they can do but prescribe pain medications? If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you are experiencing what is termed, ‘Failed Back Surgery Syndrome”. There are many reasons why your back surgery failed and you are still experiencing pain. No surgeon can cut out your pain. The surgeon can only cut, remove, or fuse the anatomy of your spine he predicts is the probable source of your pain. The number one reason back surgery is unsuccessful is poor patient selection. Most failed back surgeries do not treat what is causing the pain. The two main reasons for back surgery are to stabilize an unstable spine and decompress a spinal nerve. Surgery has many good outcomes, and outcomes can be highly
predictable. However, due to the limitations of back surgery, a careful assessment must be matched to a surgical option. This will allow for the best outcomes by selecting the proper candidates for surgery and avoiding the one size fits all surgical prescription that leads to unpredictable results and failed surgeries.
If you still suffer from pain after surgery, all hope is not lost. Cox Technic spinal decompression is an effective treatment to get you out of pain, even post multiple back surgeries. Our chiropractors at Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries are highly educated, experienced, and trained in treating failed back surgery and chronic lower back pain—locations in Ankeny, Altoona, and Grimes, Iowa, for your convenience and healthcare needs.