Three alternative treatments for someone with failed back surgery syndrome

For many patients that have undergone traditional open spine surgery, their surgery may have failed or only succeeded for a short period of time before their symptoms returned. This unsuccessful procedure is known as failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Many people who experience this condition wonder whether another highly invasive corrective surgery is necessary to give them the lasting relief they desire. However, there is a variety of alternative failed back surgery treatments, such as the ones described in the following article, that can ease your symptoms without requiring surgical intervention.

What are the options for alternative failed back surgery syndrome treatment?

Prior to attempting yet another surgery to relieve your symptoms, your doctor may recommend the following alternative treatments:

  1. Acupuncture places needles at different points on your body to relieve back pain as well as increase circulation and the production of endorphins which are the body’s natural pain relievers
  2. Chiropractic adjustments are used to improve your spinal alignment and manipulate the tissue in your spine in order to relieve compression and ease your symptoms
  3. Yoga eases pressure on the spine, helping to slow down degeneration and relieve your original symptoms, as well as, improve muscle strength and flexibility through balance and breathing exercises

Minimally invasive failed back surgery syndrome treatment

If these alternative treatments do not provide adequate relief from your failed back surgery syndrome after several weeks or months, another option is undergoing minimally invasive spine surgery to correct your previously failed procedure. Contact us today to learn why our minimally invasive spine surgery is a safer and effective alternative to traditional open back surgery.^

The board-certified surgeons+ at Laser Spine Institute perform a variety of failed back surgery syndrome treatments by using a small, muscle-sparing incision, which results in less bleeding and a lower risk of complication compared to traditional surgery.^ Since 2005, we have helped more than 75,000 patients find relief from chronic neck and back pain, setting us apart as the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery.

We know how discouraging suffering from failed back surgery syndrome can be. Although it may feel like finding lasting relief is just a distant dream, Laser Spine Institute may be able to help turn that dream into a reality. Through a no-cost MRI review,* our dedicated team can evaluate your spine condition to see if you are a candidate for our outpatient procedures that can help you recapture your quality of life from failed back surgery syndrome.