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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS): What It Is and How to Avoid Pain after Surgery
Anterior lumbar interbody fusionadvances in spinal fusion technology | AORN Journal | Find Articles at BNET
The “Transitional Syndrome”
Why Spine Surgery Fails
“Failed back surgery syndrome” — Talbot 327 (7421): 985 — BMJ
Etiologies of failed back surgery syndrome. [Pain Med. 2002] – PubMed result
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome | Bone and Spine
Potential protection against failed back surgery syndrome
BioMed Central | Full text | Long-term experience with implanted intrathecal drug administration systems for failed back syndrome and chronic mechanical low back pain
SpringerLink – Journal Article
spinal cord stimulation for FBSS
Spinal Fusion :: statistics & numerical data
An international comparison of back surgery rates. [Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1994] – PubMed result
News – Failed Back Syndrome: The Disturbing Statistics: Presented at DG DISPATCH – AAPM
Surgery Statistics, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ, 08903
Surgery Statistics
Hospital Statistics
Annals of Medicine: A Knife in the Back : The New Yorker
Ed’s Chronic Pain Site,support and resource pages
“Failed back surgery syndrome” — Talbot 327 (7421): 985 — BMJ
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: Unfortunate Reality or a Malpractice Cover-up? | InjuryBoard Bentonville
IngentaConnect Etiologies of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
News – Failed Back Syndrome: The Disturbing Statistics: Presented at DG DISPATCH – AAPM
NHDS – National Hospital Discharge Survey Homepage
Management of back pain in patients with previous … [Am J Med. 2008] – PubMed result
Scar tissue and pain after back surgery
Complications Of Lumbar Fusion Surgery | LIVESTRONG.COM
lowbackpain & FBSS
What is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome – FBSS?
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Predicting FBSS
Intractable Chronic Pain in Patient with Post-laminectomy Syndrome (Failed Back Surgery
Post Laminectomy Syndrome – Medical Disability Guidelines
Spinal surgery and alleged medical negligence. [J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1997] – PubMed result
CT evaluation of the failed back surgery syndrome. [Orthop Clin North Am. 1985] – PubMed result
The Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Back Surgery for Back Pain
Pathology of Failed Back Surgical Syndrome
Bad Backs :: Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
Pain Treatments & Procedures | Austin TX – Interventional Pain Associates
Top Spine Surgeons Reap Royalties, Medicare Bounty –
It’s time Medicare clamps down on fraud | Healthcare Finance News
Association For Medical Ethics
Failed Back Surgery Resources
Why Spine Surgery Fails
Back Surgery Results Very Disappointing
Costs and effects in lumbar spinal fusion. A follow-up study in 136 consecutive patients with chronic low back pain
Neck Pain, Back Pain, and Sciatica Relief and Treatment Strategies!
When Pain Remains
Watch The Truth About Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: How to Cure Back P Video |
Intractable Chronic Pain in Patient with Post-laminectomy Syndrome (Failed Back Surgery

Economic Impact of Failed Back Surgery
Diagnosed W/ Failed Back Syndrome Or Post-laminectomy Syndrome – Quadriplegic & Paraplegic Spinal Cord Injuries
Failed back surgery syndrome Or Post Laminectomy Syndrome
Failed back surgery syndrome: casuistic and etiolo… [Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2006] – PubMed result
Etiologies of failed back surgery syndrome. [Pain Med. 2002] – PubMed result
Clinical outcome of surgical treatment of failed b… [Surg Neurol. 2005] – PubMed result
“Failed back surgery syndrome”: Back Pain Community – Support Group
Failed Back Syndrome: The Disturbing Statistics | DocGuide
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
First Choice Healthcare, P.C. • failed back pain surgery • Florence and Hartsville, SC


Back injury – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Low Back Pain Fact Sheet: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Back Pain Affects Work
Hospital Stay Statistics


Drug Detox Q&A: Opioid Pain Killers Actually Cause Pain, Say Researchers
Opioid-induced hyperalgesia – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia
Opioid-induced hyperalgesia: pathophysiology and c… [J Opioid Manag. 2008 May-Jun] – PubMed result
Dilaudin-prialt interactions – Prescription Drug Discussion Forums
Disability Statistics
Do You Know… Opioids-CAMH
FDA Approves New Pain Medication – CBS News
Opiates in Litigation
Prialt (ziconotide) therapy
Intrathecal Fentanyl therapy
Global Opioid Consumption
Intrathecal therapy with ziconotide
Intrathecal ziconotide for severe chronic pain
Maprotiline, Ludiomil Pharmacology
Medical service use and financial charges among opioid users
Neurontin (gabapentin) 
Morphine with Prialt intrathecal therapy
Opioid contracts
Opiate / Opioid Facts
Prialt (Ziconotide) In Severe Chronic Pain 
Neurontin clinical trials
Testosterone FAQs – Testosterone Replacement | Low Testosterone
Ziconotide infusion for severe chronic pain
Opioids: a 10 year perspective
NUCYNTA (Tapentadol Immediate Release) Versus Oxycodone Immediate Release in the Treatment of Acute Low Back Pain
Medtronic Personal Therapy Manager (PTM)

Opioids: Past, Present, and Future

Medtronic PTM

Bupivacaine Official FDA information, side effects and uses.
Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference 2007:Neuromodulation…Intrathecal Medication
Pain Clinical Trial: Bupivacaine for pain
Use of Intrathecal Bupivacaine in Refractory Chronic Nonmalignant Pain
Pain Management Patient Self-Help

Chronic Pain Fact Sheet The Two Faces of Pain

Opioid overdose

Mortality in Opioid-Maintained Patients after Release from an Addiction Clinic
OHP Chronic Pain Management Manual
Phase II, open-label, multicenter study of combine… [Pain Med. 2008] – PubMed result
Some Anesthesiologists Subjected to Drug Tests
Ziconotide (Intrathecal Route) –
Medtronic Personal Therapy Manager (PTM)
Bupivacaine Official FDA information, side effects and uses.

European Journal of Pain : Long-term intrathecal of bupivicaine
Pain medicine and management: just … – Google Books

Drug Interactions Checker Results –
Ziconotide: new drug. Limited analgesic – PubMed Mobile
Pfizer Settles Neurontin Off-Label Marketing Lawsuit for $427M — LegalNewsWatch

Neurontin’s deception accusation
FOX News – Top Stories – Report Finds Major SurgeIn Prescription Drug Deaths – Page 1 of 4
FDA Opioid Education
FDA Opioid Drugs and Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)

Drug Side Effects Guide

Opioids and Related Disorders

Opioid Complications and Side Effects

America: Consuming 80% of the World Global Opioid Supply

Painkiller 10x stronger than Vicodin

Hydrocodone Restrictions

Narcotic Report

World Opioid Consumption

Opioid Consumption Data

2009 Opioid Consumption Data

Opioids: A Ten Year Perspective

Opioid Dependence

Medication Schedules

BL-7050; Non-Opioid painkiller

FDA rejects new combination narcotic painkiller: Moxduo

Zohydro may spark another addiction epidemic

Long-Term Opioid Use Questioned for Chronic Pain by FDA

How do Opioids Reduce Pain?

Long and Short Acting Opioids

The National Institutes on Drug Abuse: Opioids

Narcotic Medication Comparison

Complete List of Controlled Substances

Opioid prescribing by Dentists

Prevention of prescription opioid abuse: the role of the Dentist

Opioid Painkiller Prescribing

Painkiller prescription rates vary among states

Opioids drives continued increase in drug overdose deaths

Analysis of opioid prescription practices

CDC-Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

The Use of Opioids for Non-malignant Pain

Nucynta Opioid Equivalents

Opioid Conversion Calculations

Research gaps on use of opioids for Chronic non-cancer Pain

FDA tighter rein on Painkillers


New Rules for Hydrocodone

Opioids and the Treatment of Chronic Pain

Problems with Pain Pills

Opioid 10-Year Longevity Study

Big Pharma Profits from Lifelong Disease

America’s addiction to Opioids

CDC-Prescription Painkiller Overdoses Policy Impact Brief

Drug War Facts

Grim Stats for Opioid Related Deaths

Opioid Painkiller Prescribing-CDC

Painkiller Chart

Opioids: Past, Present and Future

D.E.A. to Allow Return of Unused Pills to Pharmacies

CDC-Prescription Drug Abuse Public Policy

World Drug Report

Annual Causes of Death

FDA Outpatient Prescription Opioid Use 2000-2009

Most Common Drugs among 12th graders

Opioid Use Among High Schoolers

Off-Label Use of Subsys

Insys / Subsys Prospectus

Billions of Opioids

Opioid Use Soars, No Evidence of Improved Treatment-John Hopkins

Consumer Dangers; Protecting Consumers

CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain

List of Chronic Pain Medications




Current Statistics on Chronic Pain – “Beyond Chronic Pain: Presented by Rebecca Rengo”
Chronic Pain
Pain Is An Epidemic
New Survey Presents Alarming Statistics for Employees Who Work Despite Chronic Pain
NIH Pain Consortium – NIH Pain Research
Overtreating Chronic Back Pain: Time to Back Off?
Pain and how you sense it
Precautions for patient with back pain
Chronic Pain
Facts about Pain
Pain Poll: Many Americans Suffer Chronic Pain 
Economic effects of Back Pain
What Is ASIA Score and How It Helps In Classification of Spinal Injury
Chronic Pain – New York Presbyterian Hospital
Chronic Pain Fact Sheet The Two Faces of Pain
Back Surgery
What is Chronic Pain
Gate Theory of Chronic Pain
Pain Facts & Figures
Dermatomes & Myotomes
Back pain: Finding source of back pain is complicated, but options abound – Los Angeles Times
Your Independent Medical Evaluation 

Dermatome Map of the Body
Interventional techniques for pain

Skepticism of Chronic Pain

Back Pain Causes

Smokers with Back Pain

Integrating Chronic Pain

Pain through History

What should we be doing to prevent Chronic Pain?

Adverse effects of testosterone products 

Acute Pain Assessment

Costs of Chronic Diseases


Depression More Pervasive Among Back Pain Sufferers, A Study By Spine-Health.Com Reveals

What is the MMPI?

Signs & Symptoms of Depression

Does medication help Depression?

Can I treat depression on my own?

Trades Union Congress – 4.9 million lost work days is a pain in the back
National Health Statistics Report
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Disability Definition: Social Security Administration

Disability Definition

Functional Capacity Evaluation and Disability

Vocational Rehabilitation

Social Security Application

Disability Planner


Disability, chronic pain and depression

Disability and financial distress

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Disability and impairments


Disability Statistics
Economic effects of back pain
100 Million Work Days Lost to Employers Due to Back Pain
National Health Statistics Report

Disability Statistics
Impairment Rating and Disability Determination
Disability and the Independent Medical Evaluation

World Facts and Statistics on Disabilities

Relief of Chronic Low Back Pain from Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Multidisciplinary Pain Management
RestoreUltra for Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic BAck Pain after Lumbar Surgery
History Of Neuromodulation
Neurological Devices Classification

Neurostimulation stimulater implant :: Forum
Medtronic: Living with a Spinal Cord Stimulator

Medtronic Spinal Cord Stimulation – Indications, Safety, and Warnings
2011 Product Performance Report from Medtronic

Intrathecal Pump System Failure
Intrathecal Pump personal therapy manager (PTM)
Medtronic Healthcare Professional Website
pumpsters – Yahoo! Search Results
Medtronic SynchroMed® II Drug Infusion System, Models 8637-20 and 8637-40 Programmers & Accessories from Medtronic
Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition

Intrathecal Catheter Systems

Intrathecal Pump Highlights and Updates

Intrathecal Analgesia

New Intrathecal Pump Technology

Intrathecal Pumps: Pros and Cons

Intrathecal Pump Detailed Information

Intrathecal Pump Complication Rates in the Pediatric Population

Medtronic Intrathecal Drug Therapy

Flowonix Prometra Intrathecal Pump

The Diagnosis of Intrathecal Infusion Pump System Failure


Spinal Rehab – Frequently Asked Questions
Cervical-Stim is a noninvasive, bone growth stimulator for spine surgery
BOA w/ Chairback – BREG

Orthotrac Pneumatic Vest from Orthofix, Inc – Orthopedics Product Details – Medcompare
Pneumatic Bracing


Acupuncture for back pain 

 What is acupuncture?

Is acupuncture painful?

A Visual Guide to Acupuncture



What is Magnetic Therapy?

How does Magnetic Therapy work?

Magnetic Therapy products?


Opiates In Litigation

Personal Injury Litigation process

Medical Malpractice Litigation process

The Medical Malpractice Center


Short term disability insurance

Long term disability insurance

Workers compensation insurance

Social Security disability insurance

Medicare Payments to Providers

Overtreating chronic back pain
Increasing rates of cervical and lumbar spine surgery
Epidemiology of Spinal Surgery: Rates and Trends 
Surgery statistics
Increase in Lumbar Fusion
Unnecessary Surgeries
Interbody Fusion Cages in Reconstructive Operations on the Spine

Quality of life in chronic low back pain patients after surgery
Controversies about instrumented surgery and pain
Assessment of spine surgery outcomes: inconsistencies

The Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Taking Note: Where There’s Back Pain There’s Sure to be Profit

Does anyone have any experience of spinal fusion (back surgery) and what the outome is like?
Back Surgery

Neurologic Clinics
Effect of Adverse Events on Low Back Surgery Outcome
Lumbar spine internal fixation system

Illiac Bone graft for spinal fusion surgery
Long-term outcomes of lumbar fusion
Spinal Fusion Surgery Provides Worse Outcomes in Workers’ Compensation Patients
Studies on Spinal Fusion Success Rates
Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT)
Infectious Risks of Chronic Pain Treatments

Spinal Fusion: What is it?
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Fusion: From a – z.
The History Of Spinal Stabilization
Latest Findings Spine –Patient Outcomes Research

Research Study Details :: Midwest Spine Institute
Long-term outcomes of lumbar fusion

 AxiaLIF Spine Surgery
Practical pain management

Policy Statement on Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery

Check out this book……..Back Surgery Avoid the Nightmare

Naturopathic Medicine

Types of naturopathic medicine?

Mindfulness Meditation

Alternative Pain Therapies

Bureau of Labor: Back injuries #1 Workplace problems

Back Injury Statistics

Causes and Prevention of Back Injuries

Back Injuries

Back Problems & Injuries

Back strain & sprain

Sports Injuries and Back Pain

OSHA Back Disorders and Injuries

Heal your low back injury

Backpack Safety

Air Bags & Children Safety

Preventing Children’s Sports Injuries

Managing Chronic Pain in Children

Precautions for patient with back pain
Can I Exercise after Spine Surgery
Working out after back surgery [Archive] – HealthBoards Message Boards

Weightlifting After Back Surgery [Forums]

Strength Training for back pain

Strength & Conditioning for rehabilitation

Walking to ease back pain

Walking to help ease back pain

Water Therapy Exercise

Water exercise and aquatic therapy for back pain

Yoga, Stretching to ease back pain

Tai Chi for posture and back pain

Recumbent bikes to ease back pain

Pilates exercises for back pain

Inversion therapy & traction to ease back pain

Weightlifting to help bad backs

Postural Training

Decompression / Traction to ease back-neck pain

Relieving pain through exercise, not medication

What is Biofeedback?
MMPI as a predictor

Behavioral Modification / Dialectical behavior therapy

Relieving  chronic pain through Visualizations

Hypnosis, Meditation, and Relaxation for pain treatment

Medical ripoffs, 10 overused tests and treatments
Dollars for Docs
Doctors Accused Of Kickbacks By Whistleblower
Whistleblower lawsuit
Hooked: Ethics, Medicine, and Pharma: Highest Rolling Spine Surgeons: Digging Out the Truth
Medtronic divulges it paid docs over $15.7 million in royalties, consulting fees – FierceHealthcare
Lumbar Fusion Has Long-term Benefits, Study Suggests
Hospital stays involving musculoskeletal procedures
Back pain is behind a debate –
Spinal Fusions Face an Uncertain Future
WebMD Spine Surgery Chat Transcript
Three- to six-year follow-up of BAK cages
Back Surgery Success Rates and Risks
Are lumbar spine reoperation rates fallin or rising?
United States’ trends and regional variations in lumbar surgeries
Spinal Surgery Report
Spinal Fusion :: statistics & numerical data
Problems with Medtronic spinal fusion product
Price Comparison – Compare Prices for Spinal Surgery and Other Spine Treatments Worldwide
Is this medicine or confusion ?

A review of lumbar spinal instrumentation: evidence and controversy
Spinal Tap: Medtronic, Doctors and Strip Clubs
Spinal Fusion Controversy Underscores Extent of Conflicts of Interest
Your Back Pain May Be Worse after Having Back Surgery | Curing Chronic Pain

Medtronic Whistleblower lawsuits

Surgeon makes millions from Device Manufacturer

Reckless Prescribing

Kids getting Codeine in the ER

Most expensive conditions by Payee-2011

Doctors perform thousands of unnecessary surgeries

Treatments of low back pain-Exploring the Costs

US Healthcare: Most expensive, Worst performing

Big Pharma Advertising  Spending

Drug Approvals Top 2014, But R & D Returns Still Struggle

Dollars for Doctors-search Big Pharma & Medical Device Mfg. payments to Docs

Should Doctors Also Act as Device Sellers?



When is the Spine Bubble Going to Burst?
About Us – HealthpointCapital
Purpose, Themes & Values – HealthpointCapital
Venture Capital Firms Active in the Medical Device Field
Orthopedic manufacturers
Worldwide orthopedic manufacturers
US Spinal Surgery Devices Market: Increasing Procedures to Drive Growth
How Does Spinal Fusion Stop Back Pain?
Growing Neuromodulation Market Shows Staying Power

Breaking Developments In Neurodevice Technologies

Medtronic Surgeons held back

OIG comes down on Physician-owned distributorships

Spinal Fusion Controversy Underscores Extent of Conflicts of Interest
2010-2017: 10% Growth for Spinal Fusion Devices | Orthotec

Medtronic Inversion$File/spinal08_toc.pdf

Back Pain Community: Support Group
Lina’s failed back surgery
FAILED BACK SURGERY…I guess I’m not alone

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome – Dr. @ fault? –

American Pain Society

American Academy of Pain Medicine

The Journal of Pain

Consumer Dangers; Protecting Consumers

The Prevention Coalition

Understand Someone with Chronic Pain

What Is Acute, Chronc And Intractable Pain?
Intractable Pain Survival


Opioid-induced hyperalgesia

Cases: Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia

Mechanisms of Opioid-Induced Tolerance and Hyperalgesia: Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia

Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia-comprehensive review

Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia-IASP


ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code Groups (ICD-9, ICD9, ICD9CM) – Medical Codes

Post Laminectomy Syndrome – Medical Disability Guidelines

famous people in pain?

George Clooney reveals his back pain

Disability Happens » Pain relief protein discovered in blood
Cell Protein Suppresses Pain Eight Times More Effectively Than Morphine
Atkins Diet ~ High Protein Diet ~ Diabetes
Plant-Based (Vegan) Sources of Protein vs. Animal Sources of Protein
Hemp Protein Powder Recipes | Hemp Protein Guide

Water to reduce back pain

Drink water to reduce back pain

Inflammatory Foods to avoid

Best and Worst: Top 10 Most Inflammatory and Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Nutrition and Back Pain 
Find Anti-Inflammatory Foods with Inflammation Factor Ratings | The Conscious Life 
Chronic Pain and Nutrition | 
Nutrition Articles – The Relationship between Weight Gain and Medications for Depression and Seizures

Those Extra Pounds Could Harm Your Back

Anti-Inflammation Diet for Dummies

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Foods that fight inflammation

Why Not Drinking Enough Water Can Cause Chronic Back Pain

Top 6 Inflammatory Foods to Avoid

Reducing Pain and Inflammation with Diet

The Paleo Diet is an anti-inflammatory Diet

Can Diets Fight Chronic Pain?

Nutrition and Chronic Pain

Foods that Chronic Pain Sufferers need to Avoid

Nutrition & Chronic Pain

More Fat in Your Diet

5 things you should know about water

Low Carb Beats Low Fat for Weight Loss, CV Risk


Patient-Centered Care for Empowerment

Doctor Compensation

Cervical Neck pain
Herniated Disc in the Neck I Cervical Disc Herniation
Neck Traction | Cervical Traction

Cervical Spine Anatomy and Neck Pain

Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis of the Neck)

Cervical Fusion-Neck Surgery

Cervical Neck Surgical Treatment Options

Cervical Neck Surgery without Fusion

Long term Outcome of anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF)

Neck and Back Surgery Treatment Options

American Academy of Pain Management

Degenerative Disk and Spondylolisthesis

IDET: A new Procedure for Back Pain
Int’l Spinal Injection Society
International Spinal Development & Research Foundation
Institute for Low Back and Neck Care
Laparoscopic Anterior Spinal Fusion
Lateral Disc Herniation
Low Back Pain
Mayfield Clinic-Spine Disorders

Medial Encyclopedia

The Spine Universe
Spinal Fusion
Twin Cities Spine Center
Valley Spine
Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
What is Pain?
What is Pain Management?

Consumer Dangers; Protecting Consumers
Wheeless’ Textbook of Orthopedics


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