Sandy, one of our experienced medical staff, discusses treatment options for failed back surgery:
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome & Alternatives to Surgery
Failed back surgery syndrome is a generalized term to describe recurrent pain after spine surgery whether the pain is worse, unchanged or even slightly improved.
Depending on the condition, there are various options with managing pain after surgery. The most common treatment option is utilizing minimally invasive treatments such as epidural steroid injections, facet injections, or radiofrequency ablations. Dr. Sakai will pair the injections with physical therapy or other conservative treatments to help improve pain levels and quality of life.
Dr. Sakai may also recommend Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) to deliver low voltage electricity to the spinal cord. With SCS, patients are able to try the system before a permanent implantation. The electricity delivered will interrupt pain signals before they reach the brain making it easier to manage the pain.
If you are looking for treatment options for failed back surgery syndrome or considering alternatives to surgery please call us and our highly trained staff will be more than happy to help you.