Failed Back Surgery (FBSS)

Is there a cure for Failed Back Surgery (FBSS)?

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) can be a distressing and frustrating condition for individuals who have undergone spinal surgery. The persistent pain and discomfort experienced after surgery can significantly impact their quality of life. While a complete cure for FBSS may not be available. At the CRPS and Neuropathic Pain Center of America, we understand the frustration and discomfort individuals with Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) experience after spinal surgery. While a complete cure for FBSS may not currently be available, there is a ray of hope in the form of Calmare® Scrambler Therapy, offered exclusively at our center.

Calmare® Scrambler Therapy presents an innovative and promising approach to addressing the pain and discomfort associated with FBSS. By utilizing specialized electrodes strategically placed to target the affected nerves, this therapy provides effective relief. Through controlled electrical stimulation, Calmare® Scrambler Therapy disrupts the abnormal pain signals and replaces them with more pleasant sensations.

The remarkable mechanism of Calmare® Scrambler Therapy lies in its ability to “scramble” the pain signals transmitted by the damaged nerves. By reconfiguring the brain’s perception of pain, this therapy offers substantial relief and improved overall well-being for individuals suffering from FBSS. Many patients have reported a reduction in pain intensity, increased functionality, and enhanced quality of life following Scrambler Therapy.

At the CRPS and Neuropathic Pain Center of America, we are committed to providing non-invasive and drug-free solutions to address the challenges of FBSS. Calmare® Scrambler Therapy stands as a safe and well-tolerated alternative to traditional treatments that may involve medications or invasive procedures. This therapy is particularly beneficial for individuals who have experienced limited success with other pain management strategies.

Contact us today to learn more about how Calmare® Scrambler Therapy at the CRPS and Neuropathic Pain Center of America can help you find relief and improve your quality of life.

Failed Back Surgery (FBSS)

Failed back surgery syndrome is a condition that can occur when a person undergoes spinal surgery but does not experience the desired outcome or continues to experience pain after surgery. FBSS can be a frustrating and debilitating condition that can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. There are a variety of reasons that can occur that can cause failed back syndrome.

  • Incorrect diagnosis. Osteoporosis or cancer
  • nerve damage that occurred during the surgery that can lead to chronic pain.
  • scar tissue formation can form around the incision side or in the spinal canal causing compression of the nerve.
  • hardware failure. The hardware can break or be loose leading to pain. Such a a rod eroding into the bone.
  • Instability at the level above and below the fusion site. Known as transitional syndrome.
  • incomplete removal of the problem. Sometimes not all the disk material is removed during the surgery and there are fragments of disc that are pushing on the nerve.
  • Compression or burst fracture

Symptoms of failed back surgery syndrome

There are many treatment options for Failed back surgery syndrome. May need a revision of surgery if the initial surgery has a nonunion. Calmare® Scrambler Therapy has been used to successfully treat neuropathic pain after spine surgery.

Chronic pain in the back or legs

Numbness or tingling in the legs

Muscle weakness or spasm

Limited mobility or range of motion

Inability to perform activities of daily living

Depression or anxiety related to chronic pain