Procedures to help avoid failed back surgery syndrome
Since failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) may be linked to several different complications associated with neck or back surgery, the only way to truly avoid FBSS is by avoiding spine surgery altogether. This, however, would be a difficult decision to make if surgery is the only treatment available for your neck or back pain, as it leaves you with the choice of either living with pain indefinitely, or having surgery that may or may not improve your condition.
FBSS — a painful, chronic and medically complex condition — can result from any neck and back surgeries, including:
- Open neck and back surgery
- Open spinal fusion surgery
- Artificial disc replacements
Spine surgery is typically designed to decompress a pinched nerve root or to stabilize a painful joint. Whether traditional open neck or back surgery is used to treat anatomical defects, injuries or natural degeneration due to age or overuse, surgery can fail to alleviate pain. In some cases, spinal surgery can even cause new and different neck and back pain. The term FBSS encompasses the continued problems and pain associated with failed neck and back surgeries.
To help patients avoid FBSS, Laser Spine Institute has perfected several state-of-the-art medical procedures, which:
- Are minimally invasive
- Do not require large incisions
Laser Spine Institute’s innovative procedures are ideal for people wanting to reduce the risks of open back surgery, as well as for patients who are experiencing symptoms associated with failed back surgery syndrome. Our minimally invasive procedures reduce the risk of infection and other postoperative complications using the latest technology in an outpatient setting. Guided by this technology our board-certified surgeons+ have achieved tens of thousands of successful outcomes, helping patients regain their life.
Call now for your MRI review to see if you are a candidate for surgery at Laser Spine Institute.