Treatments or Failed Back Surgery Syndrome follow the same basic progression as treatments for acute or chronic back pain. The short-term goal is to reduce the pain from the syndrome, with a long-term goal of correcting dysfunction in spine mechanics and increasing core strength to reduce the stress on the spine structure.This process may include one or more of the treatments listed on the right.
What is the Recovery Time from Failed Back Surgery Syndrome?
Given the complex nature of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome’s causes and symptoms, recovery time varies widely from patient to patient. The recovery time depends on the nature of the pain, the condition of the patient, and how involved the patient chooses to be in their recovery process. Spinal Cord Stimulation has been shown to have lasting relief from Failed Back Surgery Syndrome symptoms, with up to 53% of patients reporting sustained pain relief and satisfaction, even years after their implant, while only 22% of patients who opted for other treatments reported similar success in long-term follow-up.
When Can I Return to Work After Failed Back Surgery Syndrome?
Although the time frame for when a Failed Back Surgery Syndrome patient can return to work varies as widely as the projected recovery time. However, most people who leave work on disability for failed back surgery syndrome struggle to return to their full-time jobs. However, a five-year follow-up study showed that 25% of disabled patients receiving Spinal Cord Stimulation treatment for Failed Back Surgery symptoms were able to return to work.