For say, if because of a chronic spinal condition you were advised to choose the surgical method. And you underwent the process as well. But unfortunately because of some complications the surgery couldn’t be successful and lead the patient to the failed back surgery syndrome. People who suffer from this trouble are usually the ones who do not take into account all the issues, the risks that can take place in case the surgery goes wrong.
This is for those who are going to opt for a surgical method and should take into consideration the preventive measures that will save them from any expected complications. First of all let’s explore the causes behind failed back surgery.
Failed back surgery can take many different forms; sometimes it is a chronic pain, a reduction in movement or difficulty in restoring the healthier state.
- During surgery, nerve or muscle damage
- Initial misdiagnosis of the condition
- Observing scars after the execution of the surgical method
- Prosthetics from artificial disc replacement or rejection of hardware from spinal fusion
How Failed Back Surgery Can be Prevented!
These are the steps that can be taken before opting for any surgery and that will absolutely protect you from any post surgery complications including the failed back surgery syndrome:
Go for a second opinion
If a specialist has recommended you to opt for surgery then there is nothing wrong in taking opinion from some other specialist. This will help in reconfirming the diagnosis or identifying some other point that must have been missed.
Instructions From Your Physician
Before executing the surgery your physician will address to certain issues and give you instructions as to what should be done after the process in order to avail the result as planned. In case you have any questions related to the process, then don’t hesitate in asking him/her as thoroughly knowing about your surgery would be for you own betterment.
Choose an invasive Option
Why opt for a major surgery when you can choose a minimally invasive option in which only a small incision will be made. This will all in all prevent from any afterwards complications such as failed back surgery.
If you or any of your loved one is suffering from failed back surgery syndrome or any other body pain, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212). He is an expert anesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.