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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)

Definition - What is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)? Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) refers to a subset of patients who have new or persistent symptoms after spinal surgery. Despite its name, FBSS does not mean that there was a problem during the initial surgery. However, it does imply that there is continued pain. Symptoms [...]

Discography: Diagnostic Disc Injection For Back Pain

What is a Common Cause of Back Pain? If a patient suffers from chronic lower back pain, it becomes important to determine the exact anatomic cause of that pain so that other treatment options could be considered. Medical research has demonstrated that the most common cause of chronic lower back pain is a painful disc, [...]

Spinal Cord Stimulation to Relieve Back Pain

Sometimes, no matter how many times you use certain methods to treat chronic back pain, it just isn’t enough. It’s possible that the medications are losing their effectiveness as you build up resistance against them (depending on the type of pain relief medication). It’s also possible that the origin of the pain is recurring, but [...]

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