Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Conditions

Treatment for failed back surgery symptom uses proven osteopathic techniques to address pain and related symptoms like numbness, weakness, lost mobility, and back spasms.


Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Treatment in New York City

Treatment for failed back syndrome relies on osteopathic techniques like manual manipulation to reduce weakness, numbness, loss of mobility, spasms, pain, and other symptoms.

What is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome?

Failed back surgery syndrome is a general term that describes a condition where patients continue to have ongoing pain after a spine or back surgery. While modern surgical techniques are highly effective, there is never any guarantee of success, even when the procedure is performed by the best surgeons in the world. Some estimates suggest that tens of thousands of back surgery patients each year continue to experience pain or loss of movement even after surgery.

What Causes this condition?

When back surgeries are not effective, it’s typically because the surgery failed to target the actual root cause of the patient’s pain. One of the reasons for failed back surgery is post-surgery scar tissue. In the aftermath of any surgery, the body creates scar tissue as a way to protect itself. If that scar tissue pinches a nerve root, it can create ongoing periodic or chronic pain that can continue for months and years after the surgery.

Regardless of the reason for your failed back surgery pain, it is vital to seek treatment as soon as possible to reduce discomfort and enjoy a full recovery. Pain caused by failed surgery rarely goes away without proper care.

What Are the Symptoms of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome?

Back surgery patients are often surprised to discover that they still have pain after their procedures. It’s important to recognize the symptoms of failed back surgery to ensure that you know when to seek help. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain in a different area of your spine
  • Numbness in the back that may extend to the legs
  • Slower than expected recovery
  • Stabbing pain in the back or unexpected spasms
  • Dependence on pain medication

While these symptoms can also be indicative of other back conditions, they should be given serious consideration when present in the aftermath of back surgery. Fortunately, there is effective treatment available to help alleviate your pain with non-invasive osteopathic care.

How We Can Help

Dr. Tafler has been successfully treating patients with failed back surgery syndrome for many years, helping them to reduce pain, restore mobility, and improve their quality of life. Treatment for this condition can include a variety of proven osteopathic techniques to relieve pressure and discomfort and provide critical pain relief.


Back and Spine Conditions

Back and spine conditions can be degenerative, disease-related, or caused by overuse or injury. Symptoms can include pain, impaired mobility, numbness, weakness, and more.

Back Muscle SpasmFacet Joint SyndromeFailed Back Surgery SyndromeHerniated DiscsLow Back PainLumbar RadiculopathyMid Back PainMyofascial Pain SyndromeNerve Compression SyndromePiriformis SyndromePost Laminectomy SyndromeSacroiliac Joint DysfunctionScoliosisSpinal Stenosis

Contact Us Today

If you are experiencing ongoing pain even after undergoing back surgery, or have been diagnosed with this syndrome, contact us today. We will help get you scheduled for an appointment and proper diagnosis and discuss your treatment options to ensure that you get the care you need to address pain, numbness, or other symptoms and regain your lose quality of life.

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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!