Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

When the patient has not had a successful result from the surgery, and is continuing to experience pain, the patient begins experiencing this syndrome

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What is F.B.S.S.

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed back and neck surgeries can create a different condition, ‘Failed Back/Neck Syndrome.’ When the patient has not had a successful result from the surgery, and is continuing to experience pain, the patient begins experiencing this syndrome. When necessary, spine surgery is performed to eliminate chronic back pain, or pain in the extremities. Unfortunately, in some cases, the level of pain does not improve, but may even increase. There are many factors that contribute to the surgery being unsuccessful, such as smoking, uncontrolled diabetes, poorly performed surgery, and/or non-adherence to post surgical instructions. But each patient is different, and each surgery is unique. We can help establish the basis for the continued pain, and help you determine the best route forward.


Diagnosis

Our physicians are board certified, and are dedicated to giving you a comprehensive exam that will aid in diagnosing the cause of your symptoms. Using advanced diagnostic techniques, our doctors will find out the reason for your pain, and then get you on the road to better health right away. Here are a few steps our physicians use when completing their comprehensive exams:

  • We take your medical history.
  • We conduct a thorough physical exam.
  • We carefully analyze your symptoms.
  • We may order diagnostic tests, including x-ray, MRI, and nerve conduction studies, to help us diagnose your chronic pain.

Once we have an accurate diagnosis, we will work together with you to create a treatment plan that will be successful for your chronic pain.


Treatments

We offer many different treatments to address the pain caused by failed back or neck surgery. Treatments include:

  • Biofeedback
  • Injection therapy
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Trigger point injection
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Alternative therapies
  • Medication management

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(301) 703-8767

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(724) 603-3560

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(540) 433-1905

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We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care and services and truly have each individual’s comfort in mind.

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Dr Rao is MY Absolute Favorite Doctor! Love him! His staff at Mt Airy and in Frederick, Maryland are the best of the best. Caring, kind and very friendly. I would recommend anyone to seek out Dr Rao and his staff in a heartbeat.

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I LOVE this place. Dr B. and Dr Rao saved my life. In 2014, I could only walk about 15ft and had to use a wheelchair. It happened so quickly to me. I had extreme pain in my back, and legs. My other pain management wouldn't help at all.

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