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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 @ 09:48 AM

Failed back surgery syndrome (also called FBSS, or failed back syndrome) is the chronic pain in which a patient suffers in their back or leg that appears following a seemingly successful back surgery. Many patients describe this pain to be severe and never ending, often leading to often with terrible emotional and financial consequences. Statistics show that of the 200,000 back surgeries performed each year, 20 to 40 percent result in different degrees of failed back surgery syndrome. Even with the best surgeons and for the best indications there are many reasons that back surgery may not work.

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Topics: Back Pain, lower back surgery, spinal surgery, back surgery, Surgery Risks, surgery to repair herniated disc, bulging disc surgery success rate, slipped disc surgery, chiropractic surgery