Post-Laminectomy Syndrome Treatment
Back or spine surgery is usually a last resort for resolving chronic back or neck pain. When conservative or minimally-invasive treatments are not effective, back surgery, or laminectomy, may be performed. Unfortunately, not all back surgeries are successful in relieving pain. Post-laminectomy syndrome is when pain is still present, even after back surgery. At Caliber Pain™, we offer post-laminectomy syndrome treatment at our cutting-edge medical facility in Midtown Manhattan.
While laminectomy is a spine surgery that removes the lamina to reduce nerve compression, post-laminectomy syndrome can occur with any type of back or spine surgery. It also called failed back surgery syndrome, or FBSS. In these unfortunate cases, a patient does not obtain relief after their spine or back surgery. This can occur due to a few different reasons:
- The surgery did not relieve pressure on the affected nerves
- The diagnosis was incorrect – the targeted condition was not the source of pain
- Additional damage occurred during surgery, resulting in a new source of pain
- A reoccurring spinal issue is causing pain
- Nerve damage
Post-laminectomy syndrome can be very frustrating for a patient who has already undergone the risk and pain of surgery. Attempting another surgery to relieve the pain is risky and less likely to be successful.
Relief from Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
If you have had back surgery and still are in pain, our pain specialists at Caliber Pain™ offer a multidisciplinary approach to pain management. We utilize advanced treatment options to address chronic back pain when surgery is ineffective. Some treatment modalities that may be combined to offer relief include interventional medicine, regenerative medicine, spinal cord stimulation and other advanced treatments.
For those with post-laminectomy syndrome, there is hope for pain relief. Contact our clinic in NYC to schedule your evaluation, and learn more about our failed back surgery syndrome treatment options.