Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
Chronic back pain can be caused by many different conditions, making it difficult to diagnose one issue as the source of pain. When surgery is recommended for chronic back pain, it is usually after extensive diagnostic testing and imaging to determine the source of the pain. Unfortunately, even when a spinal condition is corrected through surgery, back pain may still persist. When this occurs, it is labeled failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) and requires alternative treatments for pain management.
At Medici Medical Arts, we do not perform open back surgery, only minimally-invasive endoscopic spine surgeries. However, we do offer treatment for those who are suffering from failed back surgery syndrome. When back or spine surgery does not resolve the symptoms or creates new symptoms in other areas, conservative treatments may be the best option for managing pain. Undergoing an additional surgery may not be recommended, or the patient is unwilling to undergo another invasive procedure. We offer solutions to manage pain and improve mobility through non-invasive treatments.
Causes of FBSS
Failed back surgery syndrome can occur for many reasons. The condition treated with surgery may not have been the only source of pain. There could be tandem issues that both are contributing to pain and mobility issues. The surgery itself can also be to blame. If there was nerve or tissue damage during the surgery, or the surgery was only semi-successful, there could be lingering symptoms and pain. As frustrating as FBSS can be for patients, there are solutions to offer pain management without additional surgery.
At Medici Medical Arts, we offer advanced options to help neck and back pain without invasive surgery. If you have FBSS or want to avoid back surgery, come visit us to explore conservative treatments for back pain management. We offer regenerative medicine, spinal cord stimulation, injection therapy, physiotherapy and many other treatment modalities to offer long-term relief and a better quality of life for patients. Contact one of our locations in the greater Atlanta area to schedule your initial consultation.