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in case of patient with 2 failures surgicaly on spine to erase back pain, would it seem rational to investigate using laser therapy as a choice at this time. marvin hans m.d. account #***********
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Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 2 years ago
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You have failed the conventional treatment options --medications, injections.

Yes your next step will be interventional procedures like Laser procedure.

Laser procedure is minimally invasive ans may be tried if affordable to help with the symptoms.

The rrate of complications much lower than traditional spine surgeries.
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Hello

I see that you have already had two failed surgeries.

A laser is just a tool of surgery, and I don't believe you are asking about doing another surgery, but rather about laser therapy.

Cold laser therapy for pain is not proven, but many patients do get relieve from pain.

If you are talking about another form of laser therapy let me know.

I am Dr. Thomas, double board certified US doctor, and one of my certifications is in integrative medicine....and we know about laser therapies.

If you are talking about radiofrequency ablation, that is a different issue, but yes, would also be reasonable.

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after two failed spine surgeries and if you are still having pain, then more laser spine surgery usually is not the answer and will continue to cause more scar tissue in the back

pain management and pain reducing treatments are often the next course of action.

to consult with pain management doctors.

there are pain decreasing techniques such as steroid injections, nerve blocks, implanted spinal stimulators, TENs units, which can help distract the nerves in the back and help decrease pain.

these are better options typically after 2 failed back operations

have you consulted with a pain management doctor so far?

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