A laminectomy is a surgical procedure intended to alleviate pain by removing part of a vertebra and resulting in reduced pressure on the spinal cord’s nerves.
Usually, patients recover from this surgery free of complications and hopefully, free of pain. However, out of the approximate 500,000 laminectomy surgeries performed in the US each year, around 20% of the patients report persisting back pain despite adequate healing. This resulting condition is called Post Laminectomy Syndrome (Failed Back Surgery Syndrome). Review the information below to learn more about the treatment options for this condition.
Treatment options may include:
Diagnostic tests include:
Common forms of Cervical Post Laminectomy Syndrome include:
Causes & contributing factors of Cervical Post Laminectomy Syndrome may include:
Post Laminectomy Syndrome is much more common among patients who are smokers. If patients stop smoking immediately after surgery, there is a much better chance for a pain-free, postsurgical outcome.
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