Say ‘Yes’ to Pain Management and ‘No’ to FBSS

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Pain, wherever is in your body and whenever triggers out is annoying. You can’t ignore pain for much time and if you do, be sure that the activities you are participating in with pain are going to be disturbed. Our brain will keep on reminding you of the discomfort and it cannot focus on something else. The scenario is worse for chronic pain. It might accompany you for long years and you may merely get temporary relief from that.

Back pain is a common problem for people across the globe. The lifestyle, long working hours, less time for healthy workout, unhealthy diet etc. can result into back pain. Many people rush to surgery as they think it is the only way to get rid of the pain, but modern back pain doctors in OKC recommend other way outs.

It is reported that more than 600,000 Americans go for traditional back surgery every year, but 40% of them suffer afterward from Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS). The symptoms of this syndrome can be new or it can be a continuation of the previous back pain.

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About FBSS

In some cases, back surgery is helpful and that can actually cut away the intolerable pain. If the cause behind the injury is an anatomical injury, it can alter the anatomy and fix the pain. But if the injury is not the cause for the pain, it cannot be cured with a surgery. You can say that the diagnosis is not always accurate, especially when the nerve root compression in the spine brings in the symptoms in other parts of the body. Also, other chronic pain for arthritis can also add in the symptoms of spine pain.

  • There are many other causes for FBSS like

  • Scar tissue formation in the nerve root.

  • Joint or nerve problems.

  • Inadequate decompression of nerve root.

  • Failure of the spine fusion surgery.

The common symptoms of FBSS which people suffer from include spasms, restricted mobility, persistent pain in the back, neck and legs, anxiety, depression and many others.

Without the right diagnosis, no successful treatment is possible. If a person is suffering from FBSS, the correct source for the same needs to be diagnosed. The diagnosis for treating FBSS starts with a clinical evaluation that your back pain doctor in OKC can perform. This evaluation includes your physical examination and medical history. The neurovascular and musculoskeletal exams in addition to general examination are done in the process to eliminate all those causes apart from FBSS. Other tests may include MRI, x-rays, CT scan to evaluate the nerve compression or similar disc diseases and eliminate tumor and infection. Another diagnostic process is Electromyography that determines muscle health and nerve cells.

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About the Treatment

FBSS needs pain management to be cured. The pain management options for controlling FBSS include inflammation and irritation following the below-mentioned options:

  1. Epidural steroid injections are delivered to the nerve roots and facet block injections on the facet joints.

  2. Another process of radiofrequency ablation uses electrical current to heat up nerve tissues and control transmission of the pain signals.

  3. Spinal Cord Stimulation is a pain relief technique where a low-voltage electric current is used to interrupt pain signals process to the brain. 70% of pain relief is achieved with the process.

Before processing anything you need a thorough checkup and it is only possible by an experienced back pain doctor in OKC. Contact our Longevity Regenerative Institute, where pain management treatment has been focused on for all types of pain.