Post-Laminectomy Syndrome :

Surgical procedures to access the spinal nerve root that is compressed either between a bone spur or a disc herniation are not always in successful in removing the patients pain. If failed back surgery occurs, further surgical procedures may also fail, resulting in significant pain, disability, and loss of normal structure and function. Once the structure is unstable, the risk of further disability increases significantly. Surgical injury to the nerve root or spinal cord, poorly implanted surgical instrumentation, infection, trauma before the instrumentation sets and other causes can set in motion failed back surgery syndrome. An overgrowth of scar tissue or adhesions may also develop, leading to failed surgery and poor long term outcomes.

Symptoms that patient report following failed back surgery syndrome are often the same symptoms the patient was suffering from before the surgery. These can include low back pain, or pain that radiates into the legs. Numbness and tingling or a feeling of pins and needles is often reported and many patients experience weakness. There are many different pain syndromes that can be the result of failed back surgery syndrome and they all need to be addressed in order to prevent further degeneration, pain and disability.

Failed back surgery syndrome symptoms can arise immediately following the surgical procedure or can insidiously come about months or even years after the surgery. Post-surgical rehabilitation and physical therapy are very important and many surgeons fail to discuss the patients post-operative therapy.

Fortunately, the doctors at Benchmark Medical Group utilize state of the art equipment that may alleviate the pain associated with this syndrome, and may have a solution with therapies that you have not experienced before. Back surgeries that result in failure can be very traumatic for patients and often we are able to assist in helping overcome this tragedy. Don’t continue suffering, call today!

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