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Revision Spine Surgery

Revision spine surgery is a treatment option for back and/or extremity pain that does not improve after surgery.
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What is Revision Spine Surgery?

Spine surgery has become more advanced and effective than ever before. However, in rare instances, spine surgery may not relieve symptoms. This is when revision spine surgery is recommended, which aims to decrease symptoms and treat the condition causing them. Revision spine surgery includes artificial disc replacement, laminectomy, spinal fusion, and more. The specialist will diagnose the patient's condition accurately using medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic imaging studies. Initially, nonsurgical treatments are considered before recommending surgery. If nonsurgical options do not provide relief, revision surgery may be recommended. The specialists perform revision spine surgery as minimally invasive as possible to reduce surgical trauma and shorten recovery time. If you have had spine surgery and still experience pain, it is important not to delay a diagnosis. Contact a board-certified and fellowship-trained revision spine specialist to create a customized revision surgery treatment plan.


Spine surgery is more advanced and effective than ever. The overwhelming majority of patients’ results are significant and sustained. In rare instances not caused by the surgeon or patient, spine surgery may not relieve symptoms and a revision spine surgery may need to be performed. The goal of revision spine surgery is to decrease symptoms and treat the condition causing them.

  • Revision artificial disc replacement
  • Revision laminectomy
  • Revision spinal fusion

And more. When possible, revision spine surgery is performed minimally invasively to decrease surgical trauma and shorten recovery time. A thorough medical history, complete physical examination, and diagnostic imaging studies (x-rays, MRIs, and CT scans) allow the revision specialist to accurately diagnosis the patient’s condition and create a customized revision surgery treatment plan.

What Condition Does Revision Spine Surgery Treat?

Revision spine surgery treats back and/or extremity pain that does not improve 3-6 months after surgery and does not respond to nonsurgical treatment options. Reasons for such pain include but are not limited to:

  • Disc herniation
  • Hardware malfunction
  • Nerve damage
  • Scar tissue
  • Spine fusion failure

Nonsurgical treatment options such as the following often decrease symptoms:

  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Medications
  • Nerve blocks
  • Physical therapy

When nonsurgical treatment options do not provide relief, revision surgery may be recommended.

If you have had spine surgery and are still in pain, please do not delay a diagnosis. Contact us to make an appointment with one of our board-certified and fellowship-trained revision spine specialists.

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