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Failed back surgery syndrome

Some Arizona patients who undergo back surgery because of pain develop a condition called failed back surgery syndrome. People who suffer from FBSS experience chronic pain that may be more intense than that for which they had surgery.

FBSS may result from one of two primary factors. Some people are not good candidates for back surgery. When surgeons misdiagnose their patients or fail to conduct thorough physical examinations before scheduling back surgeries, patients who are not good candidates may develop FBSS. The other primary factor that can lead to FBSS is when surgeons perform the back surgeries incorrectly. This may include surgeries at the wrong locations, rejections of bone grafts and other issues related to surgical errors.

People who have FBSS may fail to recover after their back surgeries and may suffer chronic pain. They may have to undergo many additional treatments, including steroid injections, chiropractic care, physical therapy and additional surgeries. People may also need ongoing medical intervention and have nerve blocks so that they can alleviate their pain and increase their functioning.

When a careless surgeon performs a back surgery incorrectly, the patient may suffer long-term harm. Patients who develop FBSS following their back surgeries might want to consult with experienced medical malpractice lawyers who can have medical experts review the medical records and give opinions about whether or not the treatment given was to the standard of what is reasonably expected of doctors in the field. If the surgery or diagnosis was substandard, a lawyer may work to help the client to recover damages for the losses that have been incurred.

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