While the obvious goal of back surgery is to treat or correct an abnormality, structures near the site of surgery may be damaged. For example, nerve damage can occur either during surgery or during the recovery process after surgery. Nerve damage caused by back surgery can result in pain, limited mobility or flexibility, lack of sensation, and, in rare instances, damage to major bodily organs. The term Failed Back Surgery Syndrome is a generalized term that includes a number of conditions that can arise after back surgery, including the occurrence of nerve damage caused by back surgery.
Any back surgery, in rare cases may damage spinal nerves. A variety of postoperative complications and symptoms can result when nerves are damaged during back surgery or recovery, including:
- Tingling, numbness, spasms, and weakness in shoulders, arms, hands, legs, and feet
- Lack of ability to feel pain
- In rare and extreme cases in which autonomic nerves are involved, major organs (such as the heart and lungs) can fail to receive nerve signals. This can result in serious health problems.
At Laser Spine Institute, we offer a number of revolutionary endoscopic procedures to treat a variety of back problems and spinal conditions. Our safe, effective procedures are minimally invasive alternatives to traditional open back surgery and have a much lower risk of complications. . Furthermore, a high percentage of our patients report an improved quality of life within three months after their procedure at Laser Spine Institute.
To learn more about our innovative outpatient procedures that can help you lower the risk of back surgery, contact Laser Spine Institute today. We are proud to provide a complimentary review of your MRI or CT scan, and we will be happy to answer all of your questions.