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Treatment options for failed back surgery

Friday, December 13th, 2013
Issue 50, Volume 17.

MURRIETA – The medical term for failed back surgery is FBSS – Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. Chronic pain that persists after a back surgery is a chronic pain syndrome in itself, and can be treated specifically.

It can be incredibly disheartening to realize your pain hasnít dissipated after an aggressive spine surgery. However, a physician can re-evaluate the pain level and design a new plan for pain relief.

Dr. Khuram Sial and his medical staff exercise caution and precision when performing any spinal procedure. Their skillfully trained medical staff utilizes the best treatments and therapies possible in an effort to relieve pain for every one of our patients. When an individual expresses pain symptoms after a surgery, we follow specific procedures to immediately provide assistance.

In many cases, a failed back surgery addresses an issue that unfortunately is not the true pain generator. Other times, a patientís body simply doesnít respond to a surgical intervention. Whatever the case may be, a physical exam and medical history Advertisement
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evaluation are performed to start new treatment immediately.

Imaging technology such as an X-ray or MRI may be supplemented with a physical exam to help identify the painís direct location. A multidisciplinary approach to treatment is usually most effective once an etiology is determined. Exercise, physical therapy, psychological counseling, medication, and interventional procedures are all considered to best help the patient whose pain has persisted after an aggressive spine surgery.

Talk with your primary care physician about your options for treatment. American Spine & PainMedGroup accepts patients looking for second opinions and patients who need expert assistance for their pain condition.

Dr. Khuram Sial and American Spine & PainMedGroup are focused on offering a care model that treats the physical symptoms of pain as well as supports the mental and emotional health of their patients.

Pain can be managed. If you or someone you know suffers from pain, call American Spine & PainMedGroup at (951) 734-PAIN (7246) to get solutions. Visit for more information.



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