Treating Failed Back Surgery
As the name implies, when someone undergoes back surgery but a variety of issues, complications, and symptoms surface post-surgery, this is considered Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. Ask your doctor is you have had one or more back surgeries and are still experience pain higher than a 5 on the pain scale.
Pain After Back Surgery
There are a number of factors that could lead to the condition known as Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. The most common reasons that the syndrome occurs include:
Like any syndrome, the symptoms you may experience will vary depending on previous medical history, age, gender, etc. Here are the most common symptoms:
Treatment Options for Failed Back Surgery
Again, this will vary based on your condition and the symptoms you feel. Common treatment options include the following:
Many individuals unfortunately require more than one surgery – due to the complexity of the surgery, failure rates are high and many individuals often do not find relief in subsequent surgeries. Conditions, symptoms, and severity will vary from person to person. Contact your doctor to determine if a combination of one or more treatment options listed above may be right for you.