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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

The sad truth is that surgery is not a 100% guarantee to a full recovery after a back injury. Sometimes, injured workers have surgery and don’t get any relief from their pain and/or their physical shutterstock_146625185limitations.  Sometimes, they get even worse! It is very sad but medicine is not always an exact science, especially when it comes to the spine. When a person has had several back surgeries with no relief, it is typically referred to as failed back surgery syndrome or FBS. From the research I have done, FBS is not technically a medical diagnosis but is a commonly used term that can be broadly applied to patients who have continued lumbar (lower back) pain after surgery. Doctors can treat the FBS in several different ways including therapy, medication, injections, and, in some cases, additional surgery.

If you have experienced a failed back surgery after a work injury or if you would like more information on the Virginia workers’ compensation system, order my book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” by clicking this link, or call our office today (804) 755-7755.

~Michele Lewane, Esq.

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The Injured Workers Law Firm is a Richmond, Virginia based firm solely focused on serving clients with workers' compensation claims in Virginia. If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia workers’ compensation system, order our book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” , or call our office today (804) 755-7755.