Back and neck problems are very common and cause severe pain and disability for many people. Nerves often become pinched or irritated causing severe arm and leg pain, numbness and weakness. When medications, therapy, exercises, injections and other nonsurgical treatments fail, surgery may be required. It requires a thorough evaluation to diagnose the problem and determine whether a minimally invasive surgery or a traditional surgery can be done to correct the problem. Many patients suffer from failed spinal surgery. This can be avoided by correctly diagnosing the problem and performing the correct operation for the problem. In patients who have the misfortune to suffer from failed spine surgery, thorough evaluation is required to diagnose the cause of the failed surgery. Correctly diagnosing the cause of the failed surgery may allow correction with corrective surgery.
Dr. Melvin Law Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Law Jr is affiliated with Tristar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.