Failed Back Surgery Specialists
For the most advanced, effective solutions available for failed back surgery syndrome, turn to the expert hands of double-board certified, top orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. James L. Chappuis. Dr. Chappuis is an expert in finding long term relief for patients who are still in pain following a prior surgical procedure.
Failed back surgery syndrome is the term used to describe patients who continue to experience chronic pain after a prior back surgery once the mechanics of the spine changes. With fusion surgeries, the two segments that are being fused are no longer moving on their own. After the fusion they begin moving in unison, creating a single segment. When a fusion surgery causes the level above or below problems this is known as adjacent segment disease and is a failed back surgery syndrome.
Failed back surgery not only affects a patient’s physical health, but it can also become a trigger for depression due to its painful and debilitating nature. However, Spine Center Atlanta has a proven track record of providing patients with minimally invasive spine surgery to correct failed back surgery.
Dr. Julio Petilon along with Dr. James L. Chappuis, senior orthopedic surgeon, and founder of Spine Center Atlanta has effectively provided relief to patients with failed back surgery syndrome for over 25 years.
Solutions for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome and pain after surgery may include the following:
- Decompressing a nerve root
- Stabilizing a painful joint
- Hardware removal
At Spine Center Atlanta, we take a collaborative, multi-faceted approach to treating failed back surgery syndrome. Our comprehensive spine care facility features board-certified orthopedic surgeons, and interventional spine physicians with a complete ancillary staff of licensed physical therapists, massage therapists, and acupuncturists.
The treatment goal is to achieve long-term pain relief and improved the quality of life for our patients. In severe cases, another surgery may be required to effectively treat failed back surgery syndrome. Should you require surgery, our spine center provides a state-of-the-art in-house surgical center as well as a fully staffed and equipped postoperative recovery facility for patients and their families.
Our postoperative recovery facility is equipped with advanced monitoring and is staffed with a one-to-one nurse to patient care. After surgery, you can return to our spine center of excellence to complete a post-operative fitness program tailored to fit your needs. If you’ve had back surgery and you’re still in pain? Contact our specialists at Spine Center Atlanta today to schedule an appointment.