In this condition where there is persistent or continuous pain with or without sciatica (radiating pain to the legs) after one or more spinal surgeries. Nearly 10% patients suffer from persistent pain even after spine surgery.
Management includes multidisciplinary management including surgical revision, anti-neuropathic pain killers, psychiatry review if required, interventions like Facet joint block , epidural steroid, spinal cord stimulators. Psychological intervention like cognitive behavior therapy along with low dose of opioids can be helpful in achieving quality of life to these patients. Transforaminal endoscopic discectomy can be an option for achieving great pain relief and immediate recovery with very less risk of major complications.
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