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.
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.