What Is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome – FBSS?

The International Association for the Study of Pain defines failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) as: “Lumbar spinal pain of unknown origin either persisting despite surgical intervention or appearing after surgical intervention for spinal pain originally in the same topographical location.” According to the National Institute of Health’s statistics approximately 20%, but as many as 40% of back surgeries failed to help patients to receive adequate pain relief.



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