Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) Overview
What is it?
Back Surgery Basics
Back surgery is sometimes used as a treatment for people who have herniated spinal discs, compressed spinal nerves, forms of harmful spinal curvature called kyphosis and scoliosis, spinal fractures related to the advancing effects of osteoporosis or spinal fractures that stem from an accident or other type of traumatic injury. Your doctor may also recommend back surgery for any back pain that doesn’t respond to a range of nonsurgical treatments. Procedures used to treat back-related ailments include a partial removal of spinal bone called a laminectomy, a whole or partial spinal disc removal called a discectomy, a bone-stabilizing cement injection called a vertebroplasty and a spine-stabilizing technique called a spinal fusion.