Failed Back Syndrome
Sometimes referred to as failed back surgery syndrome, or FBSS, the term failed back syndrome is actually somewhat of a misnomer. Failed back syndrome refers to lingering or persistent pain following a back surgery that was intended to be rid of it — or at least significantly reduce it.
This pain may sometimes be so severe that the patient is unable to resume normal activities afterward. Further treatments are often required to address and minimize chronic pain that occurs following back surgeries.
Symptoms of Failed Back Syndrome
- Lingering pain in the area where surgery was performed
- Worsening pain in surrounding areas
Failed Back Syndrome Syndrome Risk Factors
There are a number of different variables and risk factors at play for failed back syndrome to occur, some of which have nothing to do with the health or physique of the patient. Risk factors can include:
- Scar tissue in the operated area
- Repeated operations
- Surgical errors
Failed Back Syndrome Treatments
Treatments for failed back syndrome are entirely dependent upon the patient’s age, health, physical condition, and surgical history. Such treatments can include prescriptions, physical therapy, injections, and additional procedures/surgeries.
The staff at the Oklahoma Center for Spine and Pain Solutions possesses years of experience in addressing the ongoing symptoms of failed back syndrome, tailoring our treatment plans to the unique needs and histories of our patients. Plus, our expert team is typically able to see new patients the same week they contact us.