Failed Back Surgery

Posted on Nov 7, 2019


Do all back surgeries “work” to relieve pain? No. In fact, there’s something known as FBSS— Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. When this happens, a person can have persistent pain when the surgery is completed. Pain is typically in the back and/or legs. Laminectomies and discectomies don’t always do what they’re supposed to, and oftentimes patients have to have a second surgery, known as a revision surgery. These invasive procedures are costly, and there’s the chance that a satisfactory outcome won’t happen.

If and when a person has a back surgery and they’re still hurting, months later, then they usually resort to working with a pain management specialist who might prescribe medicine. Other things, including special exercises, holistic therapies, and cognitive behavioral therapy, might help. Many people with back pain regularly see a chiropractor for relief.

Surgeons sometimes make errors. They might operate on the wrong side of the body or at the wrong level. They might be too aggressive in their approach, leading to spinal instability. Perhaps they don’t remove all the pain generators simply because they can’t find them all.

After back surgery occurs, there can be complications that make it a “failure.” There can be an infection, hematomas, spasms, drainage problems and more.

Who do you know who suffers with low back pain? Have they considered surgery? Ideally, surgery should be their last resort. Many back pain sufferers turn to chiropractors and massage therapists, who can help adjust the body in such a way that pain goes away. The body has a tremendous ability to heal itself. Chiropractors manipulate things into place, getting rid of obstacles and obstructions concerning the nerves, joints, ligaments, etc.

For those suffering with back pain, schedule a visit at Lakewoods Chiropractic. See if chiropractic care gives you natural healing and much needed relief! Call 651-464-0800 and make your appointment today.

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