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Does failed back surgery syndrome count as a disability?

Failed back surgery syndrome is a condition that develops more commonly in patients that have undergone traditional open spine surgery that has failed or done well for a period of time until the symptoms returned. Suffering from failed back surgery syndrome can certainly be a disability for the person who has it. However, the steps in the following article can help you manage the disability it causes.

How to know if you have failed back surgery syndrome

If you are suffering from failed back surgery syndrome, you may be experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Chronic pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Spasms
  • Cramping
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Treating failed back surgery syndrome

If you have had back surgery and your symptoms have returned or new ones have developed, your doctor may recommend conservative therapy such as pain medications, steroid injections, low impact exercise, massage therapy and physical therapy to alleviate your symptoms. However, if your symptoms fail to improve after several weeks or months, then additional surgery may be necessary to relieve failed back surgery syndrome.

We know how daunting getting an additional surgery could be after dealing with your disability. However, we want you to know that the procedures offered at USA Spine Care carry a lower risk of complication, a shorter recovery period and a safer and effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery.^ Contact USA Spine Care today to learn more about our streamlined patient experience, which allows you to quickly return to your daily routine.

As opposed to highly invasive traditional open spine surgery, which uses a 6- to 8-inch incision that cuts and tears the muscles surround the spine, our procedures are performed using a small incision that is muscle-sparing. To find out if our outpatient surgery will provide you with lasting relief from your failed back surgery syndrome symptoms, reach out to our dedicated team and ask for a free MRI review.* If we determine you are a candidatefor minimally invasive spine surgery, we can help you move to the next step on your journey to wellness.

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