The last thing anyone wants who has had to endure traditional open back surgery is to not get the relief they hoped for from their procedure. Yet in up to 40% of traditional back surgeries, an effect referred to as failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is experienced. In these cases, the desired outcome is not achieved and the patient may continue to experience the same or even worsening pain. At Atlanta Spine, we treat patients suffering from FBSS and actively seek treatment options that can prevent this condition from occurring.
Failed back surgery syndrome refers to a plethora of issues that can occur after traditional open back surgery. The symptoms can vary from continued chronic pain and limited mobility to new spine issues and the lack of recuperation after the surgery. Due to the invasive nature of open back surgery, there are many more possible side effects from these types of procedures, plus symptoms that can arise from scar tissue, nerve damage and the healing process.
Treatment for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Treatment of FBSS depends on what is causing the symptoms from the original surgery. In some cases, the procedure did not correct the issue or caused another condition in its wake. Dr. Bhatti at Atlanta Spine can perform a comprehensive exam to determine the underlying cause of the symptoms and offer treatment options to overcome these issues.
One of the ways that Dr. Bhatti avoids FBSS in his patients is by offering minimally invasive spine surgeries and non-surgical treatments that minimize risks of surgical complications. Most of these treatments are performed on an outpatient basis and require limited recovery time for our patients. These advanced spine techniques can offer better, more substantial results without the risks of open back surgeries. Contact us today to learn more about our spine treatment options.