Post-Laminectomy Syndrome/ Failed Back Syndrome
If you are suffering from neck or lower back pain that develops following surgery, you could have a condition known as post-laminectomy syndrome, also known as “failed back syndrome” or “FBSS.”
Post-laminectomy syndrome is associated with a specific type of back surgery called a laminectomy. During a laminectomy, bone at the rear of your vertebrae is removed to relieve pressure on your spinal nerves. But after a laminectomy, bone or soft tissue may still press on those nerves, forming scar tissue and irritating joints.
Symptoms of post laminectomy syndrome differs from patient to patient. Some of the more common symptoms include:
- Dull aching pain the back or neck, especially at the site of the surgery
- Pain radiating down your buttocks and legs
- Hyperalgesia, or heightened pain sensitivity
Treatment for post-laminectomy syndrome depends on the cause and the severity of your pain. It may include medications, injections, spinal cord stimulation (SCS), physical therapy, or a combination of these treatments.
The spine specialists at The NeuroMedical Center expertly diagnose and treat post-laminectomy syndrome. Request an appointment online so that one of our experts can begin to develop the most effective treatment plan to manage your pain.