Post Laminectomy Syndrome or Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)

Overview

If you’ve had a laminectomy and have healed, but are still experiencing unchanged, worse or new pain, you may have Post Laminectomy Syndrome. You are not alone — about 20% of back surgery patients experience continued, persistent back or leg pain after recovery. This post-surgery problem may be a result of nerve damage, infection, or a surgery that failed to attain its goals. Fortunately, there are numerous therapies that have the potential to reduce your discomfort.

How Our Doctors Diagnose

We begin with a physical examination and a thorough discussion of your surgery and medical history. We’ll order x-ray, MRI, CT scan and/or electromyography (EMG) and review the imaging to possibly pinpoint the source of your pain. Even if we cannot establish the exact cause, we can provide treatment to help alleviate your pain.

Treatment Options

  • Dorsal root ganglion therapy (DRG)
  • Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS)
  • Epidural steroid injection (ESI)
  • Facet joint injections
  • Lumbar epidural steroid injections(LESI)
  • Transforaminal epidural steroid injections (Transforaminal ESI)
  • Radiofrequency ablation (neuorotomy) (RFA)
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You will not be disappointed

It is always a pleasure coming to SJPS. Everyone is so pleasant and care about your needs. I would and have recommended them to family and friends. You will not be disappointed

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I would highly recommend .....

My experience with Spine and Joint Pain group has been amazing the procedure on my spine went well and uneventful the procedure was clearly explained and of what to possibly expect from the procedure I would highly recommend them.

Rena S.

All-in-all it was a pleasurable experience.

Greeted with a smile & good morning. All questions were answered to my satisfaction.
The Physician Associate was knowledgeable & demonstrated concern for my discomfort. A plan for my care was discussed, including follow up. He detailed what to expect, what needed to be done, & addressed all current concerns. All-in-all it was a pleasurable experience. Would highly recommend the Spine & Joint Pain Specialists.

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