If you’re still experiencing pain after having a spine procedure, you could have failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Paul Soccio, MD, in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, with satellite locations in Bristol, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, provides pain management solutions to help relieve the pain and uncomfortable symptoms seen with failed back surgery syndrome. Call Paul Soccio, MD, or schedule an appointment online today and Feel Better ... Live Better.
When you had a spinal procedure that didn’t provide relief, you may have failed back surgery syndrome, or FBSS. This medical term describes a spinal surgery that didn’t relieve your pain or caused new discomfort. Failed back surgery syndrome applies to both neck and back pain.
The goal of spine surgery is to accomplish one of two things, either stabilize a painful joint or to relieve pressure on a compressed nerve. You can have failed back surgery syndrome for several reasons, including:
Some back surgeries also fail because your provider incorrectly identified your pain source.
The most common symptom of FBSS is pain. Additional signs of failed back surgery syndrome include:
When you have failed back syndrome, it also increases your risk of developing a dependency on pain medication.
Dr. Soccio has extensive experience with FBSS. During your appointment, he conducts a comprehensive physical exam that might include X-rays, MRIs, nerve conduction studies, or electromyography.
Based on your symptoms, Dr. Soccio might recommend a variety of treatments for failed back surgery syndrome, including:
Living with chronic pain can also cause stress and mental health issues, so Dr. Soccio may recommend counseling or support to address your emotional needs as well.
To find pain management solutions for failed back surgery syndrome, call Paul Soccio, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.