What is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome?
When back surgery is not effective some patients my experience new pain and symptoms. This is sometimes referred to as failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) and should not be confused with the general pain and stiffness associated with the postoperative healing process. It is important to note that Failed Back Surgery Syndrome is not actually a syndrome but rather a generalized term used to describe the condition of patients who continue to experience pain after the normal healing time for back or spine surgery.
What are Symptoms of Failed Back Surgery?
- New pain or symptoms located at the site of the surgery
- New pain or symptoms located near but not at the site of the surgery
- Difficulty recovering from surgery
- Restricted mobility
- Sharp, stabbing back pain
- Numbness or pain radiating from the lower back into the legs
- Back spasms
How Renuva can Help Patients with Failed Back Surgery:
Unfortunately, Renuva sees many patients who have undergone surgery with little to no success. The first step in addressing Failed Back Surgery is to determine what is causing the pain. It is important to understand the pain history, reason for surgery and postoperative experience. Once the root cause of the pain is identified then the doctor can determine if the patient is a candidate for Renuva’s CoreCare treatment protocol which has been found to help alleviate back pain for patients post back surgery.