Helping People Avoid Spine Surgery
Our Goal is Simple: To help as many people as possible avoid spine surgery.

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, reporting on the Journal of the American Medical Association. The article claims that “the traditional solutions simply DO NOT WORK!”

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 of Washington
  • 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.

Get Started with a Pain-Free Life

  • Schedule a comprehensive evaluation with our doctor
  • An advanced option that works where others have failed
  • We tailor your treatment based on your health history
  • We’ll address your specific conditions & individual needs
  • Dedicated to helping people with their pain

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