Failed Back Syndrome – Failed Fusion Syndrome
After back or spine surgery, a small percentage of people continue to experience pain and/or are unable to resume normal activities. When this happens, the diagnosis is called Failed Back or Failed Fusion Syndrome. Keep reading to learn about additional treatment options.
Causes & Triggers
- Autoimmune disease
- Inadequate or incomplete herniated disc repair
- Nerve damage
- Nerve or spinal cord compression
- Persistent or recurrent disc degeneration
- Scar tissue
- Surgical accidents
Signs & Symptoms
- Inability to resume normal activity
- Intractable pain
Tips & Treatment
- Non-surgical treatment may include anti-inflammatory medication, epidural injections and/or physical therapy.
- Since surgical intervention may be necessary to relieve symptoms, consult an orthopedic specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment.