Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, or (FBSS), refers to patients who experience new or persistent pain after spinal surgery for back or leg pain (1). While most patients are led to believe that surgery will provide relief, the unfortunate reality is that for between 10-46% of patients, pain tends to persist (2).
This type of chronic pain has been linked to diminished quality of life, and if left untreated, is highly correlated with depression. Studies show that up to 85% of patients with chronic pain experience severe depression (3).
We’ve created this 14-minute on-demand webinar to help people understand what causes pain after back surgery and how doctors think about treating persistent pain.
What you'll learn in the webinar
In the webinar, Dr. Eric DePopas will discuss the following:
- What is failed back surgery syndrome and why it occurs
- When surgery is needed and why it’s used
- When you should consider seeing a doctor for pain after back surgery
- The process for treating pain after back surgery
You don’t have to live with debilitating chronic pain, but you do have to understand your treatment options to start your journey to relief.
We hope you enjoy the webinar. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any additional questions.
Have a question?
Don’t hesitate to reach out! A PainTheory Care Coordinator will help walk through treatment options.