Failed Back Surgery
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
For the most advanced, effective solutions available for failed back surgery syndrome, turn to the expert hands of double-board certified, top orhopaedic spine surgeon, Dr. James L. Chappuis. Dr. Chappuis is an expert in finding long term relief for patients who are still in pain following a prior surgical procedure.
Failed back surgery syndrome is the term used to describe patients who continue to experience chronic pain after a prior back surgery once the mechanics of the spine changes. With fusion surgeries, the two segments that are being fused are no longer moving on their own. After the fusion they begin moving in unison, creating a single segment. With the single segment no longer taking up the work of two segments, it functions as a single segment. With five segments doing 100% of the work and that’s 20% per segment, now we eliminate two or three segments, so 33% falls on each segment.
Failed back surgery not only affects a patients physical health, it can become a trigger for depression due to its painful and debilitating nature. However, SpineCenterAtlanta has a proven track record of providing patients with minimally invasive spine surgery to correct failed back surgery. Dr. James L. Chappuis, senior orthopaedic surgeon and founder of SpineCenterAtlanta has effectively provided relief to patients with failed back surgery syndrome for over 25 years.
Solutions for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome and pain after surgery may include the following:
• Decompressing a nerve root
• Stabilizing a painful joint
At SpineCenterAtlanta, we take a collaborative, multi-faceted approach to treating Failed Back Surgery Syndrome . Our comprehensive spine care facility features board-certified orthopaedic surgeons, and interventional spine physicians with a complete ancillary staff of licensed physical therapists, massage therapists and acupuncturists.
The treatment goal is to achieve long-term pain relief and an improved quality of life for our patients. In severe cases, another surgery may be required to effectively treat failed back surgery syndrome. Should you require surgery, our spine center provides a state-of-the-art in-house surgical center as well as a fully staffed and equipped postoperative recovery facility for patients and their families.
Our postoperative recovery facility is equipped with advanced monitoring and is staffed with one-to-one nurse to patient care. After surgery, you can return to our spine center of excellence to complete a post-operative fitness program tailored to fit your needs. If you’ve had back surgery and you’re still in PAIN ? Contact our Atlanta Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Specialists at SpineCenterAtlanta today to schedule an appointment.