Failed back surgery is a condition in which patients have had unsuccessful back or spine surgery to correct an abnormality, such as decompressing a nerve root or stabilizing a painful joint. When a patient, along with his or her surgeon, determines that surgery is the best option for pain control, there is always a risk that the procedure will not totally alleviate the pain. In fact, some conditions actually become worse over time as a result of the surgery.

Some of the pain resulting from failed back surgery may be related to implant failure, inadequate fusion, nerve damage during surgery, scar tissue, and more. Even in the best of scenarios, secondary problems can cause back pain following back surgery. Some measures can improve your chances of successful surgical results, including following the strict rehabilitation regimen to rebuild and strengthen the affected muscles.

Back Pain Treatments

If you have back pain, resting it is recommended. Avoid activities that cause pain or may have caused the injury and begin cold compressiontreatments as soon as possible.

There are healing tools that can help treat your back pain and speed up the healing process so you can reduce your pain and get back to daily life.Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) will promote blood flow to heal your injury faster and more completely than any other methods available.