Post Laminectomy Syndrome or Failed Back Surgery Syndrome refers to persistent, residual pain following spinal surgery. Most often individuals recover from spinal surgery with no complications, but for a small number of individuals back pain persists.
Common symptoms associated with Post Laminectomy Syndrome include:
An accurate diagnosis by a physician is beneficial in the creation of a treatment plan. To do so, a physical examination will be completed followed by imaging tests such as an X-ray, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or Electromyogram (EMG) to. These tests are done to pinpoint the cause of your back pain and help with treatment planning.
Post Laminectomy Syndrome most commonly occurs following a spinal fusion or laminectomy, but may occur following discectomy. Possible causes include: