What You Need To Know About Failed Back Surgeries

Lower back pain is one of the most common ailments that people see a doctor for. Though there are many non-surgical treatments available, about 500,000 Americans undergo surgery each year for lower back problems. Back surgery can help relieve back pain that people experience but unfortunately, some people still experience back pain even after surgery. 

Types Of Back Surgery

Spinal Fusion – A spinal fusion permanently connects two or more bones in your spine helping to relieve pain that is caused by a spinal fracture or a degenerated or injured disk. 

Disk Implant – Artificial disks can be implanted as an alternative to a spinal fusion when movement between two vertebrae causes pain by a degenerated or injured disc. 

Diskectomy – This surgery involved the removal of a herniated portion of a disk which also typically involves removing a full or partial portion of a lamina in order to access a ruptured disc. 

Laminectomy – A laminectomy involves the removal of bone that overlies the spinal canal in order to relieve pressure caused by spinal stenosis. 

Symptoms Of Failed Back Surgery

Back surgery is typically used as a last resort so when it fails to alleviate the pain it can be extremely devastating to a patient. Chronic back pain can decrease one’s quality of life so finding a solution is crucial. If it does fail to alleviate an individual’s pain one may experience chronic pain in the legs, back, and joints as well as muscle weakness and shooting pains down one or both legs.

What You Can Do If Back Surgery Fails

If you’ve had unsuccessful back surgery and still suffer from chronic back in Vancouver Washinton there are treatments available. Pain Relief Partners uses non-invasive treatments to help patients manage their pain so they can live their best life. One of the most effective treatments Pain Relief Partners offers is Wharton’s Jelly stem cell therapy. This technique along with others is a natural, non-invasive, drug-free, and effective way to help manage pain. Pain Relief Partners also uses customized treatment plans to address each patient individually as they consider every patient unique; working to alleviate pain and the symptoms of failed back surgeries. 

Common Treatments For Failed Back Surgeries

Trigger Point Injections– Trigger point injections contain a combination of two local anesthetics which help to vasodilate the vessels of the muscle allowing for more blood to flow so more oxygen and nutrients can reach the muscle alleviating the tightness or bound up feeling that leads to pain. 

Chiropractic Care– At Pain Relief Partners there are two types of chiropractic care that are commonly used. These are arthrostim which is used to gently adjust joints and percussor which is a deep tissue myofascial release instrument that is able to release muscle spasms, deep tissue tightness, and muscle strains.

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy–  This therapy generates a photochemical response in damaged tissue by a process called photobiomodulation; stimulating healing on a cellular level by enabling cells to produce energy more rapidly.

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression– Non-surgical spinal decompression is an FDA-cleared computerized treatment that stretches the spine and disc to create negative pressure. 

If you believe you are experiencing chronic pain from a failed back surgery contact Pain Relief Partners to see what options are available to help you alleviate or manage your pain.

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