Don’t Give Up After a Failed Surgical Procedure

A failed surgical procedure on your back and/or neck is enough to push you toward the brink of giving up. While it is natural to assume there is no solution to your problem, now’s not the time to give up and hope for the best in the future.

Instead, you should learn why the procedure didn’t work, the steps you can take to make it right, and how to maintain the best health possible in the meantime.

We recently consulted with a patient who went through a failed microdiscectomy performed by another spine surgeon. For three years after the surgery, he suffered from pain and weakness below the waist which made it difficult for him to stand or walk for more than a few minutes at a time.

Once we consulted with him, we were able to pinpoint the exact cause of the issue, thus leading to another surgery that corrected the problem once and for all.

Sometimes, all it takes is a second opinion in order to regain control of your life. We make it clear to all our patients that what happened in the past doesn’t necessarily dictate what happens in the future. We’ll review your history, order new tests, and make a final decision based on your current level of health and future goals.

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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