By Dr. Asim Aijaz If you're one of the many post-op back surgery patients who continue to feel persistent pain and still experience limitation, then know this: You are not alone, and your symptoms are not uncommon. Many patients like yourself, suffer from "Failed Back Surgery Syndrome" (FBSS). FBSS is a condition characterized by chronic pain following back or neck surgery. Common symptoms include: Diffuse, dull, aching pain involving your back, lower legs, neck, or arms.Sharp, stinging pain as well as pins and needles sensations.Painful numbness or increased sensitivity. Several factors can cause this persistent pain, including residual or recurrent disc herniation, persistent pressure on a
By Dr. Mark Malone Before the pain, I had a thriving life. A growing medical practice. A loving family with three young kids. A healthy body that let me lift weights, waterski, bicycle, and play basketball in my free time. My life was full, which is why I couldn't help but be in denial when I started experiencing chronic pain. For over five years, my life was on pause. I was robbed by debilitating sensations that prevented me from doing anything literally. On my worst days, I had to choose between taking my family out to dinner, or treating a few patients, simply because I couldn't do
By Dr. Raphael Ye After years of treating chronic back pain patients with motor deficits, we've found that back surgery is frequently never 100% successful. The thing is, surgery is the most invasive, intense, and risky of all treatments. There is never a guarantee that the surgery will work, and there's always the risk that your pain will persist and worsen, or the operation will introduce new pain sensations. Some patients suffer from a condition defined by chronic back pain after surgery, called 'Failed Back Surgery Syndrome' (FBSS). Before taking the risk with surgery, it's always best practice to put as much space between you
By Dr. JM Paterno We understand how frustrating it feels to be trapped by chronic back pain, unable to live the life you want to live. But we’re here to say that even though the pain is inevitable, your suffering is optional, and we’re here to help you find the relief you need to get back to living a normal and even exciting life. Though there are many options to help you treat chronic back pain, spinal stimulators are more frequently becoming the treatment of choice. Why? Spinal stimulators have been around for decades, but in the past few years, the amount of research, testing,
By Dr. Mark Malone With COVID continuing to take its toll, your safety is our number one concern. Right now, the only safe things to do are: Stay at homeKeep your distanceWash your handsWear a mask Even more, COVID is invisible, and up to 50% of patients are asymptomatic, but still infectious. This is why we are taking all the necessary policies and precautions we’ve outlined in this article to make sure you stay healthy. Please stay home, stay safe, and let us help you manage your pain with telemedicine. Our COVID Policies That Will Keep You Safe To protect your health against COVID-19, we have temporarily
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