Some patients may experience new or persistent pain, even after they have healed from the initial procedure. This is called failed back or failed fusion surgery syndrome. The main symptom is persistent pain following surgery and an inability to return to normal activities.
Dr. Petersen is an expert in diagnosing and treating patients who have experienced a failed surgery. His conservative approach to treatment includes an initial appointment to assess the previous surgery and the patient’s current condition. Treatment plans may include physical therapy, medication, injections, or nerve blocks.
In some cases, a revision surgery is necessary for patients who do not experience relief from conservative treatments. Dr. Petersen will review all options and recommend the best approach for the patient to return to the life they want to live.