Failed Back Syndrome
As with any condition, we prefer to use the most minimally invasive treatment that provides the most benefits to the patient. Because there are different variables as to why failed back syndrome occurs, this condition is reviewed on a case by case basis. The healing and recovery time from different spine surgeries may take from three months to a year, therefore it may be necessary to monitor progress during rehabilitation after surgery to determine if a patient has failed back syndrome. We encourage our patients to initiate and continue the physical therapy program if included in their surgical treatment plan.
In order to determine treatment it is necessary to be able to identify the source of pain that the patient is experiencing after the original surgery. If the source of pain still can be identified after the first surgery, corrective surgery may be attempted again. If corrective surgery is necessary (especially in the case of having a corrective procedure performed by our doctors that is a treatment for a surgery done elsewhere), your expert neurosurgeon will explain in detail the problem and the procedure to be done.
Before any additional surgeries are performed, the experts at SCCNS will use our multidisciplinary approach to treat the patient through conservative measures.