Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed back surgery syndrome refers to chronic back pain after back surgery or a collection of back surgeries. The number one reason for this condition is due to an operation on a disc, vertebrae or spinal nerve that turned out to not be the root cause of the patient’s pain. Although this condition is rare, patients who suffer from Failed Back Surgery Syndrome should seek the opinion of an expert to discuss treatment options.
Signs & Symptoms

  • Chronic pain following a laminectomy or other back surgeries
  • Continued pain after a back or spine surgery

How is it Treated?

Stretching the nerve root while the body is healing after back surgery is a way to prevent epidural fibrosis from becoming an issue. Other ways to treat failed back surgery syndrome are:

  • Physical therapy
  • Nerve blocks
  • Medications
  • Injection based treatments
  • A corrective spinal surgery

If the pain persists, it is highly recommended one sees an orthopedic specialist to determine surgical procedures that can assist pain control.

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