Post Laminectomy Syndrome (Failed Back Syndrome)

Post laminectomy syndrome, also called failed back syndrome, is a continuous and chronic pain that can develop after back or neck surgery. Failed back syndrome is not really a syndrome, but a condition of pain that resumes after a back or neck surgery. Conditions include residual or recurrent spinal disc herniation(bulging disc), persistent post-operative pressure on a spinal nerve, altered joint mobility, joint hypermobility with instability, scar tissue (fibrosis), depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, and possibly spinal muscular deconditioning. You can be predisposed to having failed back syndrome if you have diabetes, autoimmune disease and peripheral blood vessels (vascular) disease.
Symptoms may include dull and aching pain involving the back or legs. Also, you may experience sharp, pricking, and stabbing pain in the extremities. Treatments may include epidural injections, nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation, anti-inflamitory medications(NSAD),and anti depressants.



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