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Failed Back Syndrome

Failed back syndrome (FBS), also called “failed back surgery syndrome,” refers to chronic back and/or leg pain that occurs after back (spinal) surgery, usually after laminectomy. It is characterized as a chronic pain syndrome. Multiple factors can contribute to the onset or development of FBS, including residual or recurrent disc herniation, persistent post-operative pressure on a spinal nerve, altered joint mobility, joint hypermobility with instability, scar tissue (fibrosis), depression, anxiety, sleeplessness and spinal muscular deconditioning.


An individual may be predisposed to the development of FBS due to systemic disorders such as diabetes, autoimmune disease, and peripheral blood vessels (vascular) disease. It is possible that FBS responds positively to Atlas Orthogonal, and Spinal Disc Decompression may also be a viable option.

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