What is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome?
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome is a diagnosis for patients who continue to experience pain following spinal surgery. Some patients may feel that their symptoms improve temporarily, before deteriorating again. Others may feel like their symptoms became worse following surgery. In some cases, patients report that their pain changes locations, for example, from the back to the legs.
There are a number of reasons why a spinal surgery might fail. For instance, if a patient’s spinal fusion fails to heal properly, their spine may never fuse, resulting in more pain.
What are the symptoms?
Treatment Options for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy
Facet radiofrequency neurotomy eliminates pain by preventing signals from injured nerves from reaching the brain. Can be used as treatment in the cervical and lumbar spine. Click here to learn more about facet radiofrequency neurotomy.
Facet Joint Injections
Facet joint injections reat chronic pain by administering pain-killing medication directly to the source of the pain. Click here to learn more about facet joint injections.
Steroid injections reduce pain and swelling throughout the spine by delivering anti-inflammatory medication to the affected area. Click here to learn more about steroid injections.
A pain pump involves placing a small pump inside the body to steadily deliver pain-killing medication to the affected part of the spine. Click here to learn more about a pain pump.
Spinal Cord Stimulator
A spinal cord stimulator is a small device placed inside the body that delivers tiny electrical pulses to the spine to relieve pain. Click here to learn more about the spinal cord stimulator.
Reach out for relief
Though nobody wants to be faced with the possibility of a failed spinal surgery, those who experience lingering chronic pain of the back should rest easy knowing other treatment options are available.
If you’re still experiencing pain from a failed spinal operation, give the team at the Segura Neuroscience & Pain Center a contact us today. We have a team of trained physicians ready to diagnose and treat your lingering chronic back pain.
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