Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) Treatment
FBSS treatment can involve a variety of techniques for easing the side effects that may arise following an unsuccessful open spine surgery. FBSS, also referred to as Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, is a term that describes ongoing pain or a worsening of symptoms following surgical treatment of spinal stenosis, bulging or herniated discs, osteophytes, and other spinal conditions.
Conservative FBSS treatment often involves the same non-invasive techniques that were used to treat a patient’s spinal condition prior to surgery. This can involve one or more of the following:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Pain medications
- Physical therapy
- Hot/cold therapy
- Behavior modification
- And others
Because many patients experience depression as a result of an unsuccessful operation, FBSS treatment often includes the use of anti-depressants.
More often than not, patients who suffer from FBSS require additional open spine surgery. This can be daunting for many individuals, since their initial surgery failed to provide relief in the first place. The orthopedic experts at Laser Spine Institute have developed safe and effective alternatives to open neck or back surgery. These outpatient procedures utilize state-of-the-art, laser-assisted techniques and have helped tens of thousands of patients find relief from neck and back pain. Our innovative procedures are ideal for patients who are either looking to prevent FBSS or who are seeking relief from an unsuccessful open spine operation. Contact Laser Spine Institute Scottsdale for more information and to schedule a complimentary consultation.