Like any surgery, there will always be some postoperative pain after neck surgery and it can be difficult to distinguish normal neck pain from a potential complication. After the procedure, the postsurgical team should give you detailed instructions for recovery. This should include steps to help you reduce complications as well as how to recognize potential warning signs.
To go through all the preparation and recovery involved with a back surgery, especially intensive procedures like spinal fusion, only for it not to be effective can cause you to lose hope. The good news is that it is still possible to find relief, and learning more about your specific condition and the best available treatments is a key first step.
The goal of any spinal fusion procedure is to address spinal instability by joining together two segments of the spine with a bone graft and surgical hardware. A failed spinal fusion is usually defined as a procedure where the two segments do not properly fuse together.
Take a moment to explore the following four treatments that many people attempt after a failed laminectomy surgery. By educating yourself as a patient, our goal is to help you feel engaged and empowered as you seek the relief you deserve. If you have any questions or are ready to take the next step in your treatment journey, contact the dedicated Spine Center Atlanta team today.
To ensure long-term relief and spinal stability however, it is still important to follow all postoperative instructions and focus on your recovery. To help you fully understand the recovery process, we’re happy to share the following guide on what to expect six months after spinal fusion.