Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

If you have undergone surgery on your spine but are still suffering ongoing pain in your back, legs or both, you may have failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). You may also have FBSS if you are experiencing stabbing pain in your legs or other forms of sharp pain.

There are numerous factors that can contribute to the development of failed back surgery syndrome. These may include recurrent or residual disc herniation, post operative scar tissue and chronic inflammation of the facet and sacroiliac joints. Other contributing factors can include systemic disorders such as vascular disease, autoimmune disease, diabetes and smoking.

Diagnosis of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Successful treatment for your FBSS begins with an exacting diagnosis. At the London Pain Clinic you can expect:

  • An assessment with one of our consultant pain doctors
  • A complete medical history focussing on your pain
  • A thorough spinal and neurological examination
  • Radiological investigations including MRI scans and x rays
  • Our trusted second opinion service.

Treatment for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

At the London Pain Clinic we can offer:

  • A full explanation of failed back surgery syndrome
  • Individual treatment plans
  • The latest analgesic medication
  • Multimodal analgesia
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint blocks
  • Facet joint radiofrequency denervation (RF) treatment
  • Sacroiliac joint blocks
  • Sacroiliac joint radiofrequency denervation (RF) treatment
  • Nerve root blocks
  • Nerve root pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) treatment
  • Paravertebral Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) treatment
  • Specialist orthopaedic physical therapy
  • Home exercise programme
  • Self help techniques.

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome is a serious and impairing condition. Begin your recovery today by calling us on 020 7118 0250, or email London Pain Clinic.