Consider a patient who has been diagnosed with a disc prolapse or arthritis of the spine and suffers pain symptoms. A surgeon may offer a microdiscectomy, laminectomy, fusion or disc replacement and perform these procedures perfectly.
Research shows us that in approximately fifty percent of cases, patients still suffer back pain after surgery. This persistence of pain or perceived failure of surgery is not likely to be related to the surgery being ineffective but more likely to the fact that the disease that precipitated the required surgical condition in the first place has not been addressed effectively.
That causation or disease process is being more clearly recognized and researched by our team at City To Coast Neurosurgery and the Back Pain and Functional Movement Training Centre, who are global leaders in establishing an imperative paradigm shift in understanding the disease of Movement Dysfunction that causes Back Pain symptoms.
Back Pain itself is not an acceptable diagnosis. Back pain is a symptom not a disease. Lumbar spine surgery though sometimes necessary or crucial to recovery must be delivered in conjunction with effective rehabilitation that eliminates the Functional Disease. The primary purpose of having a musculoskeletal system and spine is for Movement and therefore we refer to the Functional Disease as Movement Dysfunction. Surgery gives you the potential to develop and re-acquire virtuous movement proficiency through specialized NeuroHAB Movement Therapy starting day one post operatively at the only co-located in Hospital Functional Movement Training Centre in the world.