Dr. Robert J. Henderson MD
Board Certified Spine Surgeon
Dr. Henderson has 20 years of experience in dealing with chronic back pain patients. Since 1987, his practice has been devoted to the proper diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Henderson has a patient-centered ideology and remains involved with studies overseen by the FDA relating to the expansion and improvement of patient outcomes with acute and chronic back and leg pain. Dr. Henderson is the current Vice President of the American College of Spine Surgery. He has spoken nationally and internationally and has demonstrated surgical techniques worldwide. He has also published chapters on surgical techniques in several orthopedic and neurosurgical textbooks. Dr. Henderson completed Spine Fellowship training nationally and internationally.
“I am a spine surgeon who specializes in helping patients with histories of failed or ineffective surgeries on their backs. I’ve done this for more than twenty years ... It is the reason I specialized in spine surgery. I have become convinced over the years that almost all failed back surgery is correctable. I follow my patients for a minimum of three years after any significant surgery. Most common reason for chronic leg pain is inadequate decompressions. Most common reason for unresolved back pain is lack of identification of the appropriate pain generator (all of them) and/or the wrong surgical procedure to correct them. Retained symptomatic posterior fixation is another easily identified and correctable condition. Chronic use of narcotics is rarely indicated or appropriate. Other remedies to attenuate symptoms are considered in situations that prove to be truly intractable. Most patients are told they are in a non-salvageable situation due to the “inadequacies” of their surgeons/physicians. I’ve seen it thousands of times. There are physicians/surgeons with “special skills” it’s just difficult to find them.”