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Post-Laminectomy Syndrome

Not all spinal surgical procedures are successful at relieving pain or symptoms. Laminectomies and other spinal surgeries can fail to provide the pain or symptom relief desired. Post-laminectomy syndrome describes a condition where a patient continues to have neck and back pain or symptoms after spinal surgery. This is also termed failed back surgery syndrome, or FBSS. Our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical offer post-laminectomy syndrome treatment options for patients at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan.

Laminectomies are performed to relieve nerve compression on the spine. A laminectomy removes the lamina or back part of the vertebrae for decompression of the spine. Post-laminectomy syndrome can involve pain and other symptoms that are still present after any type of spine surgery, whether or not it was an actual laminectomy.

An estimated 20% of patients that undergo spinal surgery will still have some symptoms after their procedure. This can occur for several reasons. The spinal correction performed may not have addressed the key source of pain or nerve compression, as many spinal conditions can have similar symptoms. There also could be nerve damage or other issues caused from the laminectomy or spinal surgery, resulting in new or similar pain symptoms.

Treatment for Failed Spine Surgery Symptoms

When surgery fails to give the anticipated results, it can be extremely frustrating for the patient. Our pain specialists at Ospina Medical offer innovative, minimally or non-invasive options to relieve neck or back symptoms without surgery. Injection therapy, spinal cord stimulation and interventional orthopedics may offer relief without requiring another invasive, high-risk surgery.

If you are experiencing post-laminectomy syndrome and want to explore non-invasive treatment options for relief, contact us at Ospina Medical in NYC. We offer advanced options for neck and back pain treatment for our patients without invasive surgery.