Failed spine surgery treatment options


When back surgery fails, it not only affects a patient’s physical health, it can also be a major cause of anxiety, worry, and even sleeplessness and depression. For some patients with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), surgery may already have seemed like a last resort, which can leave these patients wondering if there is anything more that can be done to address their pain.

At SpineCenterAtlanta, we take a positive approach to addressing FBSS and have a proven track record of providing patients with minimally invasive spine surgery to correct a failed back surgery. Senior orthopedic surgeon and founder of SpineCenterAtlanta, Dr. James L. Chappuis, has effectively provided relief to patients with FBSS for over 25 years.

Treatment for FBSS aims to achieve long-term pain relief and improved quality of life. This may be possible using non-invasive techniques such as:failed back surgery treatment atlanta

  • Physical therapy
  • Stem cell injections
  • Massage
  • Medications

All of the above available at SpineCenterAtlanta.

In many cases, the solution for FBSS is to use minimally invasive techniques to ensure full decompression of nerve roots and to stabilize painful joints. This involves a multi-faceted, collaborative approach that draws on the expertise of board-certified orthopedic surgeons, interventional spine physicians, and experienced licensed physical therapists, massage therapists and acupuncturists.

Where an outstanding anatomical issue is at the root of FBSS symptoms, additional surgery can provide effective relief. SpineCenterAtlanta 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 dealing with FBSS. This includes advanced monitoring and one-to-one nurse to patient care, followed by a tailored post-operative fitness program to maximize a successful outcome for every patient.


If you’ve had back surgery and are still in pain or are experiencing other symptoms of FBSS, contact our Atlanta Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Specialists at SpineCenterAtlanta today to schedule an appointment.