Finding relief from failed back surgery syndrome

Suffering from the pain associated with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) can be especially devastating. FBSS is a general term describing the result of a patient experiencing previous or new symptoms after undergoing a spine procedure. These patients often are left with the same, or worse, pain than they had before seeking surgical treatment.

How is it caused?

Because FBSS is related to complications resulting from spine surgery, there are a number of procedures that often result in this condition. Common complications include:

  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Issues with hardware inserted into the spine
  • Inadequate nerve decompression
  • Scar tissue formation
  • Spinal fusion failure

Symptoms and treatment for failed back surgery syndrome

Suffering from FBSS can have a severe impact on a patient’s ability to enjoy the quality of life he or she deserves. Though the symptoms vary dependent on the procedure, conditions and overall patient health, FBSS can leave patients experiencing chronic and severe pain. The most commonly recognized symptoms include:

  • Trouble recuperating
  • Limited mobility
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Dependency on pain management
  • New spine conditions
  • Chronic pain
  • Radiating symptoms like tingling, numbness and muscle weakness

Due to the highly invasive nature of traditional open spine surgery, which requires a large muscle-tearing incision, failed back surgery syndrome can often develop for patients undergoing this type of procedure. Whether you have concerns about developing FBSS or you are currently dealing with it and are being recommended a follow-up surgery, Laser Spine Institute offers a safer and effective alternative to traditional open back surgery.^ To learn more about the treatment options we can offer for a range of spine conditions, including FBSS, contact Laser Spine Institute today.

Our caring and dedicated team will help you receive your no-cost MRI review* to determine if you are a potential candidate for one of our procedures.