We see many patients who have pain after spinal surgery, sometimes many years after, as adjacent spinal segments have degenerated, but often soon after surgery, and occasionally immediately afterwards, when surgery may appear to have not helped at all.
Most post spinal surgery pain is felt in the back or neck, and also in the arms or legs if spinal nerve roots have been compromised. Management starts with appropriate tests to identify the cause of the persistent pain and targeting treatment at it, usually with a combination of drugs and image guided procedures.
We can normally get good results with a combination of drugs, image guided procedures, and spinal cord stimulation where necessary.
We specialise in the management of pain after spinal surgery. Referrals for this particular problem normally come from GPs or spinal surgeons, but we are happy to be contacted directly.