I have made the statement many times in other blogs, emails and on our website that we save patients from surgery. I get the question often, “what does that mean you saved patients from surgery and how do we know the patients needed surgery?”
The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog
Back problems are one of the most common medical conditions Americans face in their day to day lives. It keeps them from going to work, it prevents engagement in life-saving physical activity, and it causes an uptick in surgeries and medications that only cover up the problem. But is surgery for back pain really necessary? We tend to believe that the cost of herniated disc surgery has been inflated for the benefit of surgeons, hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry rather than for those suffering with back pain.
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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.