Low back surgery is done to make you feel better. But according to a 2018 study, an estimated up to 46% of low back surgeries fail (1). The odds of a second surgery working are only 30% with a 15% chance of the third surgery working and a 5% chance of the 4th surgery working.
Did you know they have an insurance code now for low back surgeries that don't work out? The insurance code is "M96.1 Postlaminectomy syndrome, not elsewhere classified." There are enough of them to make a code for it.
As a Chiropractic Physician, I obviously advocate avoiding surgery if possible and will do everything I can in my power to help a person avoid surgery. This includes cases of low back pain and sciatica. But what if you already had surgery and it didn't work out? Is there still help?
The answer is I've had great success working with people who had low back surgery that failed to provide relief. One method I use is Cox Technic flexion distraction. This is a gentle method of increasing mobility in the spine, opening up the disc space and taking pressure off of nerves. I also use Sacro-Occipital Technic®, which offers additional low-force options to help out a part of the body that has already been traumatized.
If you want to find out if you are a candidate for treatment for failed low back surgery syndrome, call my office at 727-509-3760 or schedule online by clicking on the tab above.
1. Daniel, J., Osti, O. Failed back surgery syndrome: A review article. Asian Spine Journal. 2018. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5913031/
I'm a Chiropractic Physician, Psychotherapist and researcher. I'm interested in helping people live their lives to their full potential. That could be simply without pain. Or it could be without more complicated physical or mental health problems. Or it could be getting help in making changes in their life so that they can achieve their dreams.