Post Laminectomy Syndrome 2018-02-22T14:16:33-06:00


Post Laminectomy Syndrome

If you suffer from severe back pain or leg pain due to a pinched spinal nerve and you’ve exhausted every conventional treatment, spine surgery can help you find relief. That’s why over 500,000 spine surgeries are performed every year in the United States. Back surgery is risky and not a decision you should take lightly, it should always be your last resort.

Surgery may work for some, but not always. Post Laminectomy Syndrome, or Failed Back Surgery as it is often called, is when you continue to struggle with chronic pain even after certain types of back surgery. You still have pain and now you feel completely deflated to make matters worse.

Perhaps you didn’t get the results you were looking for, but chin up there is still hope. Pain Management Specialists specialize in diagnosing, treating and managing pain caused by Post Laminectomy Syndrome. Treatments can include medication therapy, spinal injections, and physical therapy or nerve stimulation. In some cases, an additional surgery may be required.

What Causes Post Laminectomy Syndrome?

Post Laminectomy Syndrome can be caused by several factors. For example, let’s look at a Laminectomy a surgical procedure to remove one or more of the bony arches that sit behind each vertebra. These bony arches are called lamina.

The lamina or arches create the tunnel for your spinal cord behind the vertebrae and the openings for nerve roots along the side of your vertebrae. During a laminectomy, one or more lamina is removed to relieve pressure on the nerve roots or spinal cord. In some cases, things don’t heal properly and you may be left with painful scar tissue or inflammation around the surgery site or joints, which can cause pressure on the surrounding nerves.

Or perhaps the nerve damage is too severe, even with surgery, the nerve never fully decompresses.


Finding a Pain Management Specialist is difficult at best. If you are suffering from chronic pain, it’s time to find the right doctor to address your condition.

There are hundreds of Pain Management Specialists to choose from; however, not all doctors are created equal. That’s why we’ve selected your city’s best Pain Management Specialists – to make the decision process easier for you and your family.

For your peace of mind, Top10MD Pain Management Specialists’ credentials are validated yearly to verify medical licenses have no serious patient care sanctions, current Board Certifications in their given medical specialty, current DEA & DPS licenses, and malpractice insurance. A Top10MD has at least 5+ years experience or has performed 300+ procedures in their given specialty and a current Patient Satisfaction Score of 8.5 or higher.

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