Failed Back Surgery  services offered in Hamilton NJ

If you’ve undergone back surgery and continue to experience ongoing pain, help is within reach at Interventional Pain Management Associates in Hamilton, New Jersey. Double-board-certified pain management specialist Maher Ibrahim, MD, and his highly trained team offer treatments for failed back surgery to relieve discomfort and restore your quality of life. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Failed Back Surgery Q & A

What is a failed back surgery?

Failed back surgery, also known as failed back syndrome, is a condition that causes ongoing back or leg pain after spine surgery. For example, you might have discomfort right after surgery that lasts longer than it’s supposed to or pain that develops gradually over time after surgery. 

The discomfort could feel like:

  • Dull, persistent pain
  • Aching discomfort 
  • Pain at the incision sites
  • Back or neck discomfort
  • Sharp pain
  • Prickling
  • Stabbing pain
  • Discomfort in your arms or legs
  • Radiating pain down your leg

At the first sign of failed back surgery, see the Interventional Pain Management Associates team for an evaluation. 

What causes failed back surgery?

The cause of failed back surgery isn’t always known. Even if a surgeon performs the most effective back surgery for your condition, sometimes post-surgery pain can still occur. For instance, it might have to do with genetic factors or the severity of your initial back problem.

How does my doctor diagnose failed back surgery?

The Interventional Pain Management Associates team discusses your symptoms, medical history, and surgical history with you to determine if you have a failed back surgery. They check your vital signs, complete a physical examination, and might recommend blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures. 

What are the treatments for failed back surgery?

Standard treatments that may relieve pain due to failed back surgery include:


Medications help treat the underlying cause of your discomfort or relieve unpleasant symptoms occurring after failed back surgery. 

Physical therapy

Physical therapy sessions use exercise and stretching to strengthen tissues, enhance your body’s natural healing ability, relieve nerve pressure, and reduce discomfort. 


Injections into or near your spine can reduce pain caused by failed back surgery; they can diminish inflammation or stimulate cell regeneration and healing. Your provider might recommend platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections or other types of injections, depending on your unique needs.

Electrical nerve stimulation

Interventional Pain Management Associates specialists offer electrical nerve stimulation for your spine to interfere with pain signals traveling to your brain.


If other treatments haven’t worked to relieve pain due to failed back surgery, your specialist might recommend another surgical procedure to reduce the discomfort once and for all.

If you have failed back surgery and want relief, schedule a consultation with Interventional Pain Management Associates by phone or online today.

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