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Seeking Treatment After a Failed Back Surgery?
Treatment Throughout the Chicago Area
Traditionally, surgery was one of the few options to treat chronic neck
or back pain. Results of these surgeries often do not last forever, and
scar tissue, additional hardware such as screws, metal plates, or rods
can disqualify patients from seeking other remedies.
Research shows that spinal surgery is generally only 25% to 65% successful.
There are, however, non-surgical treatment options that can help. At ProMED
Pain Rehabilitation Institute, we are dedicated to relieving your pain
without medication, invasive procedures, and down time.
Research Against Surgery
Provided is an excerpt from an article that appeared on Boston.com, reporting on the
Journal of the American Medical Association. The article claims that “the traditional solutions simply DO NOT
- Here are just a few telling quotes:
“We’re putting a lot of money into this problem...but we’re
not seeing health status commensurate with those investments...The nation
is losing its battle against back pain.”
Brook I. Martin, Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at the University
- Some doctors have questioned whether surgeries, injections, and narcotic
pain medications are being used inappropriately. “I think the truth
is we have perhaps oversold what we have to offer.”
- Richard A. Deyo, Oregon Health & Science University in Portland mentions
how it is important to remember that for a small group of patients surgery
is necessary and the only option. However many people and doctors would
agree that only after all conservative, non-surgical options should be
exhausted before considering surgery.
- Eugene Carragee MD, of Stanford University performs spinal surgery only
on a select group of patients who he carefully screens. He concludes that
less than 25% will be completely successful (even after carefully screening
them). For the majority of the patients, the surgery does not have a dramatic
impact on their pain or mobility.
- “If you have a screwdriver, everything looks like a screw. There
will be a lot of people doing the wrong thing for back pain for a long
time until we get it figured out. I just hope we don’t hurt too
many people in the process”.
The April 8, 2002 Issue of
New Yorker Online Magazine found that of patients who had spinal surgery... 72% needed further surgery.
If you have experienced a failed back or neck surgery and your pain or
other symptoms have not resolved from your surgery, please call ProMED
Pain Rehabilitation Institute at (630) 426-3270 for an
evaluation. We offer an exclusive technique that is safe and combines some of the
most advanced spine technology and protocols available at any clinic in
the area. Our drug and surgery free approach utilizes FDA cleared technology
and achieves over an 86% success for those who qualify,