Failed Back Surgery Doesn’t Have to Impact You Forever

Depending on the type of back injury you’re dealing with, there may come a point when your doctor suggests surgery. While it’s your hope that this puts an end to your pain, discomfort, and other symptoms once and for all, that’s not always the case.

Failed back surgery – formally known as Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) – is becoming increasingly popular with the number of surgeries on the rise.

Patients dealing with failed back surgery face a variety of challenges, including the fact that they’re still dealing with the same problems as before the procedure. Other things to consider include:

•    You may not get diagnosed with FBSS right away, which allows your symptoms to worsen
•    It’s possible that you’ve undergone several failed surgeries, all of which complicate your health
•    It can result in a long term dependence on medication, such as pain killers
•    It can make it a challenge – if not an impossibility – to enjoy your day to day work, personal, and social lives

If you have concerns about your previous back surgery, don’t hesitate to seek a second opinion. This may be all you need in order to determine that you’re dealing with FBSS. And in that case, you can formulate a strategy for finally dealing with the issues at hand.

Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.