Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) refers to chronic back or neck pain, with or without extremity pain, that can occur if spine surgery does not achieve the desired result. Contributing factors include recurrent disc herniation, compressed nerves, altered joint mobility, scar tissue, muscle deconditioning and degeneration of facet or sacroiliac joints. Treatment for failed back surgery syndrome may include physical therapy, chiropractic care (for joint-related pain), nerve blocks, pain management, injections or a comprehensive pain management program. Surgery may be considered for structural problems or spinal cord stimulation for pain control.

Symptoms Of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Common symptoms associated with Failed Back Syndrome include diffuse, dull and aching pain involving the back and/or legs. Patients may also complain of sharp, pricking, burning or stabbing pain in the extremities.

Screening And Diagnosis For Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

The physician will review the treatment history, particularly the type of surgery done and for what reason. Particular attention is paid to the result of the surgery and how the patient’s symptoms have evolved following the surgery. A physical examination will also be done. X-rays, MRI andcomputed tomography (CT) may be ordered.

Treatments For Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Treatment for failed back surgery syndrome may include physical therapy, nerve blocks,medications, injections or a chronic pain management program. If the pain is possibly coming from the facet or sacroiliac joints, chiropractic care may be used. Correctable structural problems are sought and, if identified, surgery may be performed to address these issues with Failed Back Syndrome. This may include facet joint or sacroiliac joint rhizotomy. Sometimes no correctable cause of the patient’s symptoms with Failed Back Syndrome is identified. In these cases, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) or narcotic pumps may be used for pain control. It is important to discuss treatment options with your doctor in deciding which treatment, if any, may be best for you.

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