Do all roads lead back to the operating room when it comes to failed back surgery?
A failed back surgery implies that the patient had surgery, and then following that surgery, they come back with a situation where their symptoms persist or have gotten worse.
Is it from a surgical misadventure; in other words, was the nerve root brutalized or beaten in an effort to get the root out of the way to take the herniation out? This can happen at times, but let’s not forget that these roots were sensitized by virtue of the process of herniating the disc. The nerve roots swell and become hypersensitive.