Still Having Pain AFTER Back Surgery?

Have You Had Back Surgery But Still Have Back Pain, Nerve Pain, Or Even Pains That Weren't There Before Surgery?
We Help People With Persistent Pain After Back Surgery Finally Get Pain Relief So They Can Get Back To The Activities They Enjoy!

Back Pain Relief More 4 Life Physical Therapy St. Louis MO 63011 Gladly Serving Ballwin, Manchester, Chesterfield, Des Peres, Ellisville, and St. Louis County. Find A Back Pain Specialist Near Me

A Personal Message From Chronic Back Pain Specialist, Dr. Dave Candy

Dr. Dave Candy physical therapist OCS FAAOMPT


Doctor of Physical Therapy

Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Certified Athletic Trainer

Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

Hi, I'm Dr. Dave Candy, owner of More 4 Life!

Are You Still Having Pain After Back Surgery?

Maybe you've been told by your surgeon that "the surgery was successful" and that everything looks good on the post-operative x-rays, or even a repeated MRI... and that's true from a surgical standpoint.

Your structure looks good and the  surgeon did his or her job well.

But YOUR definition of success is to get relief from the pain you had before surgery AND to be able to get back to doing the activities that you need and want to do.

Perhaps you've been told at this point that your options are to learn to live with the pain, or "We could try doing a  second surgery" perhaps on the level above or below the first surgery.

If you're still having pain after back surgery, do you really want to "try" a second surgery?

Think about it.  You went into your first surgery hoping that you'd get rid of your back pain.

But if you're still having pain after the first back surgery, what makes you think the second surgery will be any different?

Second back surgeries are a coin toss...

Success rates with second surgeries go down to about 50%, meaning that you have equal chances of success or failure.  And with lumbar fusions, only 1 in 3 is successful! 

With the cost of surgery, risk of complications, and low success rates, it makes you really wonder if the potential benefits of having a second back surgery outweigh the risks.

Instead, I'd like to offer you an alternative option... one to help you discover how people just like you can gain control over ongoing pain and mobility limitations, even if you've already had a back surgery!

If you're visiting this page, you've probably had a back surgery, or at least are considering one.

If you had high hopes going into the first back surgery, only to be disappointed, then you may be weighing whether it's better to just accept the ongoing pain after back surgery or to spend even more money on a second back surgery, understanding that:

  • You might still have pain after then second back surgery
  • The pain could possibly get worse
  • You could develop leg pain or other complications after surgery.

And it would be remiss not to mention that anytime you have anesthesia for surgery, there's a small but real chance that you might not wake up. 

If you'd like to discover an alternative to a second back surgery, then I'd like to invite you to have  FREE Discovery Visit with one of the back pain specialists at our office.


During the Free Discovery Visit you'll discover:

Why you're still having pain after back surgery


What can be done to help you relieve your back pain without having another surgery

I've worked with hundreds of with people just like you who have chronic back pain months or even years after a back surgery.

And what I can tell you from experience is that if the first surgery didn't work, it's unlikely that a second one will.

The reason is, that surgery doesn't fix the underlying cause of your back pain.

Yes, surgery does fix the bulging or herniated disc in your back.  Or surgery may relieve pressure off of a pinched nerve.

But the thing that surgery DOESN'T DO is correct the problem that CAUSED the disc to herniate or the nerve to get pinched in the first place.

That's what we do different at More 4 Life. 

We help people find and address ROOT CAUSE of their back pain so that they don't need another surgery.

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If you're to the point of considering a second back surgery, I would HIGHLY recommend setting up the discovery visit with one of our therapists before doing anything that's irreversible like a second back surgery.

However, if you've just stumble across this webpage and need some more information first, that’s why I’ve put together a FREE Guide called

“6 Untold Secrets To Overcome Back Pain”

to help you understand your back pain better and have some guidance as to how to best address it.

Inside you'll find…

  • Information about the causes of back pain (it's not just bulging, herniated, or degenerative discs)
  • 6 simple solutions to ease back pain, even if you're already had surgery
  • Strategies to keep your pain from coming back over the long term so you don't need another surgery

Just click the “Yes! I Want The FREE Guide button to request to instantly receive the Back Pain Guide by email.

You'll receive valuable information about what causes back pain as well as helpful tips you can start using today to ease ongoing pain after back surgery without being reliant on pain medication or needing a second surgery.  

Plus, you'll learn things you can do to prevent the pain from coming back active and do more of the things that you need and want to be able to do!

Now you may think,

"If my post-op MRI showed another bulging, herniated, or degenerative disc in my back, wouldn't a second surgery help?"

And the answer to that is ..."maybe"... IF that disc is truly the cause of the back pain.

But think about it, if repairing the first disc didn't fix the problem, what makes you confident that fixing the second one will?

In fact, there are millions of people walking around with bulging, herniated, or degenerative discs in their back without ANY pain! The FREE Guide will explain why you should have hope that you CAN live a happy, fulfilling, relatively pain-free life  without needing a second back surgery.

Inside you’ll find information about the causes of chronic back pain, along with some simple tips you can start using today to ease ongoing pain after back surgery.

This FREE e-book is perfect for you if…

  • You want to be able to sit, stand, or walk for longer periods of time. -or-
  • You want to be able to bend and lift better with less pain. -or-
  • You want to sleep better at night and have less pain & stiffness in the morning -or-
  • You've had back surgery and don't understand why you're still having pain in your back, hips, shoulders, neck or nerves  -or-
  • You're afraid that you might need a second surgery and want to find safer, less costly alternatives.

If ongoing pain after back surgery is keeping you from being as active as you like, working a job or around the house, having fun with family or friends, sleeping at night, or feeling energized during the day, then you need to take a few minutes to read this free guide!

This Back Pain Guide is NOT for you if you're content to live with taking pain medication or you don’t mind rolling the dice on a second surgery.

But let me ask you a question:

If reading the information in this guide could STOP you from needing another back surgery, would it be worth a few minutes of your time to download it and read it?

So go ahead... just click the “Send Me The Free Guide” button below and fill out the form to instantly receive the Back Pain Guide by email. 

Wishing you the best,

Dr. Dave Candy, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, FAAOMPT
Owner, More 4 Life

Back Pain Relief More 4 Life Physical Therapy St. Louis MO 63011 Gladly Serving Ballwin, Manchester, Chesterfield, Des Peres, Ellisville, and St. Louis County. Find A Back Pain Specialist Near Me

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