Treating the Patient with A “Failed Back”

Dr. Jenkins

I often see patients who have been labeled with the term “failed back.”  This general term applies to patients who have already had spinal surgery, which their surgeons have labeled as having been technically successful, but the patient did not see adequate clinical benefit and is still considered to be symptomatic in spite of the…[read more]

Spinal Fluid Leaks After Spinal Surgery

leaky pipe

Undergoing any kind of surgery requires acceptance of risks, such as risk of things not going exactly as planned.  Cerebrospinal fluid leaks (aka, CSF leak or spinal fluis leak) are one complication of spinal surgery. Anatomy of the Spine When operating in and around the nervous system (such as while performing spinal surgery), one of…[read more]