Patient Finds Relief After Spine Fusion Failure

Patient Finds Relief After Spine Fusion Failure

Spinal Cord InjuryWhen you decide to undergo any type of surgical procedure, you assume that you’ll come out the other side feeling better. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen.

We recently consulted with a patient dealing with the impact of a failed spine fusion surgery. Not only was he frustrated with the lack of progress after the original procedure, but his pain and discomfort also remained.

Upon meeting with our team, we came to the conclusion that a one level bone fusion would help him immensely.

Several weeks after the procedure, the patient noted that 95 percent of his pain was gone and he was no longer taking ibuprofen just to get through his day. Even better was the fact that he was back to full activity.

It’s frustrating to learn that a medical procedure didn’t produce the intended results, but it’s not the end of the line. Rather than give up, consult with another doctor to better understand your options moving forward.

Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna. 

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