If you’re still experiencing back pain after back surgery, you fall into a small, and unfortunate, group of people who have back problems that are categorized as failed back surgery syndrome. Thankfully, there is hope. The pain management doctors at Space City Pain Specialists work tirelessly to help their patients in and around Webster, Baytown, and Lake Jackson, Texas, find much-needed, and long-overdue, relief from persistent back pain that surgery didn’t help. To learn more, call or request an appointment using the online booking tool.
There are few things more frustrating than undergoing surgery to get relief from chronic back pain, only to come out the other side with the same, or more, pain than before. But you’re not alone, which is why the condition even has a name — failed back surgery syndrome.
The goal of back surgery is to relieve your pain, which a surgeon attempts by making anatomical changes that are designed to relieve the pressure on your nerves. Unfortunately, back pain is very complex, and sometimes the source of your pain isn’t what the surgeon had anticipated, which means you’re still left with unidentified back pain after your procedure.
Typically, the two surgeries that may result in failed back surgery syndrome are a discectomy or spinal fusion. It’s worth noting, however, that a large majority of patients do find relief after these procedures. Unfortunately, for those who don’t find relief, they are back at square one in terms of trying to find the source of the pain.
The doctors at Space City Pain Specialists bring a number of pain-relieving tools to bear for those who still experience back pain after surgery, including:
The world of regenerative medicine shows great promise, and doctors are already successfully helping patients address back pain using stem cells, platelets, and amniotic tissue, which release growth factors into the damaged tissue to encourage repair.
The doctors use neuromodulation devices to alter the nerve activity in your back. The electrical stimulation interrupts and weakens the pain signals sent from your spine and brain.
With microdosing, your doctor implants a pain pump under your skin, usually in your abdominal area. The pump is filled with pain medication, which is delivered through a catheter into the spinal space in your low back. A computer within the pump is programmed to deliver a specific dose of medication hourly.
Using this technique, your doctor removes very small pieces of bone in your spine to free up your interlaminar space and relieve the pressure on your nerves.
The bottom line is that just because your back surgery failed, it doesn’t mean you’re out of options. To find back pain relief, call Space City Pain Specialists or use the online scheduler.