Revision surgery for the spine is a procedure meant for patients who have already undergone other forms of spinal surgery in the past. Successful spine surgery should lead to complete pain relief within three months. However, if you continue experiencing persistent pain or develop new chronic pain symptoms, you may have to undergo a revision spinal surgery.
Revision spine surgeries are usually performed in the cervical (neck) or lumbar (lower back) regions. Revision surgeries in the cervical region are usually necessary because of a failed cervical disc replacement; revision surgeries in the lumbar region might be necessary because of a failed lumbar spinal fusion.
Revision surgery may also be necessary because of an infection, hardware failure, re-herniation of a disc, or the degeneration of other spinal components. Spine surgeries usually fail due to insufficiency or inaccurate diagnosis, incorrect methodologies, or inadequate surgical treatments. You can avoid spine surgery failures by consulting a board-certified neurological surgeon. Come to McHugh Neurosurgery for revision spine surgery on Long Island.