Failed Back Syndrome

Non-Operative Spine – Failed Back Syndrome

Failed back syndrome (post-laminectomy syndrome) is persistent pain that occurs following a surgical procedure on the back. Also called failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), it is chronic pain in the back or leg.

Symptoms

  • Dull, aching pain in the back or legs
  • Sharp pricks of pain in the extremities
  • Constant or persistent pain

Treatment

  • Physical therapy
  • Pain medication
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Steroid injections