Understanding Failed Back Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment at American Neurospine Institute 

Understanding Failed Back Syndrom Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment at American Neurospine Institute, PLLC 2Failed Back Syndrome, also known as Post-Laminectomy Syndrome or FBSS, is a challenging condition that affects many patients who have undergone spinal surgery. At American Neurospine Institute, we specialize in diagnosing and treating this complex condition to improve our patient’s quality of life. In this blog, we’ll delve into the causes, symptoms, and available treatment options for Failed Back Syndrome, while highlighting how our expert team at American Neurospine Institute can help you find relief.

What Is Failed Back Syndrome?

Failed Back Syndrome is a term used to describe the persistent or recurring pain and discomfort that some patients experience following spinal surgery. Despite the initial surgical intervention, the patient continues to experience pain in the back or legs, which can significantly impact their daily life. This condition can occur after various spinal procedures, such as laminectomy, discectomy, or spinal fusion, and can be caused by several factors.

Causes of Failed Back Syndrome

Scar Tissue Formation:

One common cause of Failed Back Syndrome is the development of scar tissue (fibrosis) around the surgical site. This scar tissue can put pressure on nerves and restrict their movement, leading to pain and discomfort.

Nerve Compression:

Nerve compression can occur if there is insufficient relief of pressure on nerves during the initial surgery or if new compression develops after the procedure. This compression can lead to ongoing pain and neurological symptoms.

Adjacent Segment Degeneration:

In some cases, the segments of the spine adjacent to the surgically treated area may experience increased stress, leading to degeneration and pain. This is known as adjacent segment degeneration and can contribute to Failed Back Syndrome.

Symptoms of Failed Back Syndrome

Patients with Failed Back Syndrome may experience a range of symptoms, including:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Radiating leg pain
  • Numbness or tingling in the legs
  • Muscle weakness
  • Reduced mobility and function
  • Emotional distress, including depression and anxiety

Treatment Options at the American Neurospine Institute include

Non-Surgical Interventions:

Our expert team at American Neurospine Institute employs a comprehensive approach to treat Failed Back Syndrome. Non-surgical options may include physical therapy, medication management, and interventional pain procedures to help alleviate pain and improve functionality.

Revision Surgery:

In cases where conservative treatments do not provide relief, our skilled surgeons may recommend revision surgery to address the underlying issues contributing to Failed Back Syndrome. This may involve removing scar tissue, addressing nerve compression, or correcting adjacent segment degeneration.

Minimally Invasive Techniques:

Whenever possible, we utilize minimally invasive surgical techniques to minimize post-operative discomfort and speed up the recovery process. These procedures aim to address the specific issues causing Failed Back Syndrome while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible.

Failed Back Syndrome can be a challenging and painful condition for individuals who have undergone spinal surgery. At American Neurospine Institute, our dedicated team of specialists is committed to diagnosing and treating this condition with a personalized approach that focuses on improving patients’ quality of life. Whether through non-surgical interventions or minimally invasive revision surgery, we aim to provide relief from the symptoms of Failed Back Syndrome and help patients regain their mobility and comfort. If you or a loved one is suffering from Failed Back Syndrome, contact American Neurospine Institute, for expert care and a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

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