The minute you injured you back, your life changed forever.
The constant pain…
The loss of mobility…
The inability to live a normal life.
You wanted so desperately to feel normal again you agreed to back surgery. And your pain is worse than ever.
If you’ve undergone back surgery and you’re still suffering from
• Dull, aching pain in your back and/or legs
• Abnormal sensitivity including sharp, pricking, and stabbing pain in your arms or legs
• Peripheral neuropathy and the symptoms that go with it – numbness, tingling, loss of sensation or even burning in your arms and legs
You could have “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome” or “FBSS”. You’re not alone. Back surgeries fail so often now they actually have a name for the condition patients develop when it happens. As back pain experts, NeuropathyDR® clinicians see patients like you almost every day.
What Exactly Is “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome”?
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome is what the medical community calls the chronic pain in the back and/or legs that happens after a patient undergoes back surgery.
Several things can contribute to the development of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. It can be caused by a herniated disc not corrected by the surgery, swelling or a “mechanical” neuropathy that causes pressure on the spinal nerves, a change in the way your joints move, even depression or anxiety.
If you smoke, have diabetes or any autoimmune or vascular disease, you have a much higher chance of developing Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.
If you do have any of these conditions, think long and hard before you agree to back surgery.
Non-Surgical Treatments for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
You know you don’t want another surgery and who could blame you? You’ve already been through the pain of surgery and recovery only to be in worse shape than you were before the surgery.
The good news is that there are some excellent alternatives to surgery.
• Therapeutic massage to manipulate the soft tissues of the body to relax the muscles and eliminate “knots” in the muscles that can cause or contribute to your back pain and other symptoms.
• Manual therapy to restore motion to the vertebrae, alleviate pressure and get your spine and muscular system back into proper alignment.
• Yoga and other low impact exercises to aid in relaxation, pain management and alleviating stress and depression.
• Proper nutrition to help your body heal itself. This is especially important if you have diabetes or some other underlying illness that could be contributing to your peripheral neuropathy.
All of these are components of the NeuropathyDR® treatment protocol.
The right combination of these treatment approaches in the hands of a knowledgeable health care provider, well versed in the treating Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, can be an excellent alternative to yet another surgery.
If you’re tired of living with the pain and don’t want to go under the knife again, contact your local NeuropathyDR® specialist to see if their exclusive protocol for treating chronic back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and Failed Back Surgery Syndrome will work for you.
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