Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Do you experience back pain after spine surgery?
Find out what options you have to relieve the pain.
What is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome?
Failed Back Surgery syndrome (also called FBSS, or failed back syndrome) is a misnomer, as it is not actually a syndrome.
It is a very generalized term that is often used to describe the condition of patients who have not had a successful result with back surgery or spine surgery. Or, when a patient continues to suffer from chronic back pain or chronic pain syndrome after spinal surgery.
We have answers and options to relieve pain from Herniated Discs, Disc Bulges, Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica, Pinched Nerve, Annular Disc Tear, Degenerative Disc disease, Spondylosis/Spine Arthritis, Radiculopathy, Bone Spurs/Osteophytes and Facet Joint Syndrome.
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Symptoms and causes associated with Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Patients with failed spinal surgery have either new or persistent pain in the back or legs following spine surgery. The pain may be similar to the pain experienced before surgery, or it could be a new pain of a different degree or in a different spot.
- Failure of the spine to heal together during fusion
- Recurrent disc herniation
- Nerve compression or damage not addressed or that redevelops after the initial surgery
- Pain from other areas of the spine
- Spinal implant failure
What are Some of the Treatment Options?
A Spinal Cord Stimulator Implants, referred to as a Spinal Cord Stimulator or Neurostimulation, works by intercepting pain signals before they reach the brain.
An endoscopic rhizotomy is a minimally invasive endoscopic surgery that allows direct visualization of the medial branch nerves that supply the facet joints in the back of the spine. This procedure may also be called a facet joint denervation
A nerve ablation is also referred to as a Radiofrequency nerve ablation(RFA) or radiofrequency neurotomy(RFN). This safe and effective treatment uses a specialized radiofrequency device to deliver heat along the painful nerve and disrupt nerve conduction on a semi-permanent basis.
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