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The majority of patients undergo spine surgery for two reasons: to decompress a nerve root to alleviate pain or to stabilize a joint that’s compressing the nerve root, and causing pain. If the surgery fails and a patient is still experiencing pain, it’s typically because the joint or lesion the surgeon operated on was not the reason for the patient’s pain.
Other risk factors that can be the cause of a failed surgery include:
There are three main symptoms to look out for in a failed surgery. They are:
If you think you are experiencing the symptoms of failed surgery, use our pain assessment tool to start your diagnosis.
Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that allows for a more precise, efficient surgery. The robots assist with creating a surgery plan that is accurate and pinpoints the exact location of the decompressed nerve root or where to stabilize a joint that’s compressing the nerve root. Robotic surgical treatment is personalized to your individual needs and symptoms.
As with any spinal condition, it’s important to seek medical advice and treatment before the condition becomes too serious. Whether non-surgical or surgical treatment, the path to a pain-free life waiting is for you. Find the right treatment for you with our treatment finder assessment.