Failed Back Surgery Syndrome and Failed Neck Surgery Syndrome
Dr. Naraghi provides comprehensive care for individuals suffering from spinal pain caused by failed neck surgery or failed back surgery syndrome. Twenty to forty percent of open spine surgeries fail to relieve patient’s pain and may cause more pain in the neck and arms or back and legs, depending on where the surgery is performed in the neck or the back, the type of surgery performed, and what the current diagnosis is. The causes of failure for open spinal surgeries are many, including, but not limiting to, foraminal stenosis, recurrent herniation or stenosis, problems in the adjacent spinal segment, hardware failures, none fusion status, and formation of surgical scars.
Although Dr. Naraghi is a leader in endoscopic spine surgery, he also provides other options of treatment depending on each individual's unique condition. It is our belief that treatment begins with proper and accurate diagnosis as well as by understanding each of our patient's needs and the journey they have been through already.
Dr. Naraghi’s Treatment Algorithm: Dr. Naraghi believes that currently 5 options are available on the journey of treatment for spinal conditions causing pain. Depending on the severity of the individual’s condition, one individual may start off at a different option then another. Here are the different steps:
The 5 Options for Treatment for Back and Neck Pain
Option 1 8 weeks of conservative treatments: including anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy exercises, chiropractic treatments, acupuncture.
Option 4 Open spinal surgery (microdisectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusions, total disc replacement, interspinous fusion)
Option 5 Chronic pain options: spinal cord stimulator, spinal narcotic pumps, Chronic opiate pill/pain management. Dr. Naraghi looks forward to determining what causes your pain and where we can start to help you in regards to your pain treatment process.