Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: When The Pain Comes Back - What You Need to Know About FBSS


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After having spine surgery, most expect your back or neck problem to be solved. But, sometimes, it doesn’t happen. Pain and other symptoms may return in a phenomenon known as failed back surgery (FBS). Also called failed back surgery syndrome and post-laminectomy syndrome, FBS can affect any level of your spine, and it can be a frustrating experience for patients and doctors alike.

Risk Factors That Increase Chances of FBSS

Several factors may influence whether you have failed back surgery syndrome after your spine surgery, and they may occur pre-operative (before your surgery), intraoperative (during your surgery due to complications), and post-operative (after your surgery)

Treatments That Improve Your Quality of Life After Failed Back Surgery

Haaving another spine surgery might not produce the outcomes you expected & can be extremely disappointing, but stem cell therapies may help reduce back pain and restore your ability to function in everyday life. Not all patient pain complaints can be fixed with spine surgery.

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Previous Episodes:

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  2. Balancing Work & Life After Suffering a Spinal Cord Injury
  3. Regenerative vs Restorative Surgical Options for Knee Arthritis and Cartilage Injuries
  4. Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical or Lumbar Spine Degenerative Disease
  5. Latest Advances in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  6. Hip Replacement Alternatives

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