Failed Back Syndrome
Up to 40% of patients who undergo traditional open back surgery are victims of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.
The world of traditional open back and neck surgeries is producing patients with failed back surgery syndrome at an alarming rate, up to 40% of patients who undergo open back surgery. Our minimally invasive endoscopic procedures not only remove the vast majority of risk of failed back surgery syndrome but can also gently and effectively stop the pain and suffering from failed back surgeries.
Definition of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
FBSS, is not actually a syndrome but a generalized term used to describe the condition of patients who have not had successful results with spine surgery (neck or back), specifically the resulting surgery does not alleviate the problem or creates even greater problems and patients experience continuous pain after surgery.
Primary Causes of Failed Back Syndrome
- Failure to adequately diagnose the condition(s)
- Failure to adequately treat the condition(s)
- Surgery performed at the wrong level of the spine
- Spinal Fusion Failure
- Creation of new spine conditions at another level after spine fusion (very common)
- Hardware Insertion
- Scar Tissue Formation
- Missed fragment of disc or bone still pinching nerve
- Inadequate decompression of nerve root\
- Nerve damage
Symptoms of Failed Back Syndrome
- Continued/chronic pain
- New Spine Conditions
- pain above or below the treated level of the spine
- Inability to recuperate
- Limited mobility
- Sharp/stabbing pain in extremities
- Dull/aching pain in neck, back or legs
- Joint immobility
- Dependence on prescription drugs
Treatment for Failed Back Syndrome
Since Failed Back Surgery Syndrome is not one specific spine condition, the symptoms and history of each patient need to be properly diagnosed in order to determine the best course of treatment. The first step, at no cost to you from us, is to simply fax, mail or e-mail your most recent MRI or CT-Scan report. Then a member of our award winning medical staff will contact you and discuss your symptoms, history and recommended treatment.