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Post-Laminectomy Syndrome

Non-surgical Treatments for Failed Back Surgery

One of the reasons back surgery is only considered as a last resort treatment for back pain is because it puts a lot of strain on the spine. That said, it has proven useful for many people, but there are instances where patients continue to feel back pain after their operation. Post-laminectomy syndrome is a condition caused by a back surgery that failed to properly treat pain (also known as failed back surgery).

The following are some symptoms that may occur after failed back surgery:

  • You’re still feeling the original pain
  • There is a dull aching feeling in the back
  • You experience sharp, stabbing pains in the back
  • There is radiating pain in one or both legs

We recognize that this is a difficult and stressful thing to experience. You may be reluctant to seek out more medical help, but if you’re still experiencing pain then it’s critical that you receive help. At National Spine & Pain Centers, you will find pain management professionals who specialize in non-surgical treatments. They can help you find the relief you need without putting you through another operation.

Why Did My Back Surgery Fail?

There are many possible reasons as to why your back surgery did not produce the desired results. One of the most common causes is damage to the spinal nerve root. This damage may not have been caused by the surgery itself, but the procedure did not help it recover from the trauma it previously experienced.

Another possible cause is the formation of scar tissue as the body tries to heal itself after surgery. There’s also a chance that your body is having a negative reaction to the structural changes made to the spine, this is usually the case in a failed spinal fusion procedure.

Finding Relief

Thankfully, post-laminectomy syndrome can often be successfully treated with noninvasive methods such as nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation, and facet joint injections. Radiofrequency neurotomy is another treatment candidate.

An experienced spinal pain specialist can examine your condition and help you explore your treatment options. As difficult as this situation may be, there is a way to move forward and find the relief you need.

If you are experiencing pain after back surgery, contact National Spine & Pain Centers today.

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