Treatment for Pain after Back Surgery

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Failed Back Surgery

What Is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)?

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome is not a syndrome at all. Rather, it is a blanket term for patients that have undergone back or neck surgery and still find that they have pain. FBSS may also not necessarily mean your surgery truly “failed” in a medical sense. In some cases, your surgery may have been successful, but introduced or uncovered other issues that resulted in additional pain.

If chronic pain persists in any form, even if it changes, it helps to have an expert review your case and see if there are solutions that can be used to treat it.

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Treatment For FBSS At Spine Center Atlanta

For patients that have, or think they may have failed back surgery syndrome, treatment starts with a thorough diagnosis. We use every available methodology, including a thorough exam, post-operative imaging, MRI, CT Scan, Bone Scan, Myelogram, and other diagnostic tools until we have determined what has caused the pain to occur.

One we’ve determined the cause of the continued pain, the next step is treatment:

  • Non-Surgical Treatment for FBSS – It is possible to treat some forms of failed back surgery syndrome with non-surgical intervention, and if we can treat it without surgery, that’s what we’ll perform first.
  • Surgical Treatment for FBSS – If surgery is required, it is performed by physicians with decades of experience in advanced spinal surgery, and led by Dr. James L Chappuis, a worldwide expert in FBSS treatments.

Nationally Renowned Spine Surgeon

Dr. Chappuis is a nationally renowned spine surgeon that has been involved in the research and application of successful FBSS procedures. Dr. Chappuis holds over 20 patents in spine surgery applications and hardware. His team at Spine Center Atlanta has become a high-demand choice for both local FBSS treatments, as well as medical tourism across the United States. For more information, please call Spine Center Atlanta today at 404-301-0255.

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Our Team

Spine Center Atlanta’s board-certified, top orthopedic surgeons and physiatrist provide patients with the most advanced surgical and non-surgical options in the comprehensive spine, neck, and back care. Thorough patient education, treatment options, and non and surgical rehabilitation, we provide patients with an accurate diagnosis, comprehensive care, and exceptional customer service.

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I am very happy with the treatment and with the lower Spine surgery I had in June of this year after several failed back surgeries I had before coming there!! Spine Center Atlanta has really been an answered prayer!!I have tried referring others to you!!You all made me feel like family and I am coming back there for cervical surgery around the first week in October!!! Look forward to seeing you all again!!I know that since this was an answered prayer that you all will take good care of me again!!

Thank you all so much!

Cindy C.

Dr Chappuis and his team repaired my failed back surgery and I am so thankful for this blessing! My pain was unbearable and I didn’t know what to do because every doctor I saw told me my pathology looked fine.

The team at Spine Center Atlanta are professional, caring, and very knowledgeable. They took care of me every step of the way. I finally have my life back!

I highly recommend Spine Center Atlanta.

Melissa K.

Hello, you are a worker bee totally. I think I’m ok, sore but doing better than before surgery. That hardware that Dr. Chappius removed is HUGE!!!!! No wonder I was in PAIN. I cannot thank you and Dr. Chappius enough for everything you did and all your help. There are no words, I so greatly appreciate it all.

Carla S.

Good morning. I just wanted to say hello and to let you know Cassidy and I was thinking about you!! We have a gift for you but had not had a chance to get that way. Hopefully very soon! We miss seeing you! Due to this Covid, so much is different as you know. This is the first year we aren't going to visit family in NH. I want to remind you how thankful I am for you for what you did for Cassie. She wrote her final paper about you in her Anatomy 2 class. (And she made an A and a 96% in the class. Thanks to you, she is able to finish college and isn't in pain anymore. We truly love you a bunch and hope you have an amazing holiday. Pleases stay safe.

Melody S.

My sternum has remained in place for the first time in 3 years!! About 2 weeks post-op and I heard a pop and had a very sharp pain in my sternum. When I was able to roll over (or had help), I ran my fingers across my sternum and my sternum was/is no longer slanted & uneven. There is no longer an indent in my chest! The costo pain & upper thoracic pain that I've had for the last 3 years is completely GONE! I was able to walk the beach for the first time in soooo long, & even got to use my camera again and was able to use my arms without triggering my sternum or thoracic spine. For the first time in 3 years just this past weekend!!!!

Verruca L.

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Spine Center Atlanta
3161 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Mon-Thu 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-4pm

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3200 Downwood Circle NW, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30327
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3614 J Dewey Gray Circle A
Augusta, GA 30909
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1501 Milstead Road, Suite 160
Conyers, GA 30012
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4930 Governor’s Drive, Suite 205
Forest Park, Georgia 30297
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310 Eisenhower Dr, Building 12, Suite C
Savannah, GA 31406
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