For those who suffer from chronic back pain, neck, arm, or leg pain, spinal cord stimulation can help. In many cases this technique is used after back surgery has failed, and a patient has experienced failed back surgery syndrome. FBSS, as it is often called, is not really a syndrome at all but rather a term used to describe patients who underwent back surgery and did not achieve meaningful results.
The most common causes of back pain are self-treatable, self-diagnosable problems. For adults, back pain is usually a temporary infliction that becomes more common with age. However, there are also several more serious causes of back pain that require medical intervention.