Failed back surgery syndrome is characterized by persistent pain following back surgeries. Also referred to as post laminectomy syndrome, symptoms of a failed back surgery include dull, aching back pain, shooting or radiating pain originating in the back or spinal area, or persistent sharp pain in the back or in the legs. Back surgeries are almost always considered to be very invasive because they deal with the spinal cord (or surrounding area). Most patients do not choose to undergo an invasive surgery unless they are convinced that the “good will outweigh the bad.” But in many cases, failed back surgeries are a complete heartbreak to patients.
Fortunately, there are treatment options for chronic neck and back pain following failed back surgery. If you have had back surgery and are now faced with an achy back, sharp pains in the back or legs, or pain that radiates down your thighs, you should know that you do not have to just “live with it”.
There are a wide variety of cutting edge surgical and non-surgical treatment options for failed back surgery. A medical practice specializing in orthopedic and spine care will work with you to determine an effective treatment plan to improve your quality of life and to improve or eliminate pain and suffering resulting from failed back surgery.
These practices offer a variety of treatment options including physical therapy, pain control and managment, minimally invasive interventional treatments, and revision surgery for extreme cases of failed back surgery syndrom If you are suffering from failed back surgery syndrome, call a spine specialist to schedule an appointment. You do not have to live with the pain resulting from a failed back surgery.
Posted on behalf of Armin Oskouei