Back pain is one of the most common health complaints among the global population. There are many effective treatments for back problems, with surgery being reserved for the most severe cases. However, the surgery itself doesn’t guarantee back pain elimination, and it can sometimes lead to failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) or post-laminectomy syndrome. The FBSS can be caused by spinal fusion surgery or a discectomy.
- Reasons you still experience back pain after surgery may include:
- New symptoms following the surgery
- Complications causing the spine to heal incorrectly, resulting in back pain
- Despite the procedure, there are still a few issues left to address in your back
- Nerve injury
- Hematoma formation
If you experience back pain, the key lies in adequately diagnosing and recognizing symptoms early enough to address them before worsening.
The standard treatments for back pain include:
- Regenerative medicine – By releasing growth factors into the damaged area to enhance repair with stem cells, platelets, and amniotic tissue, regenerative medicine can help your pain disappear.
- Spinal cord stimulation – Specialists use neuromodulation devices to change the activity of the nerves in your back, alleviating the feeling of discomfort.
- Micro-dosing – A pain pump is implanted beneath your skin and filled with pain medicine, delivering a dose of medication regularly.
- Mild® procedure – Small fragments of bone in your spine are removed to relieve the pressure of your back nerves.
If you experience chronic back pain, feel free to schedule an appointment at Space City Pain to address your issues, and receive adequate treatment.