Failed neck or back surgery syndrome is a condition that occurs in nearly half of all people who have undergone any type of surgical intervention. Continuous pain after surgery, or even returning pain after minimal or temporary relief, are both indicators of failed back surgery syndrome. This condition is also known as post-laminectomy syndrome.
The most common causes of failed neck or back surgery syndrome include:
Pain that arises above or below the original pain site before surgery can also be a symptom of this condition. Chronic pain, lack of recuperation, diminished mobility, muscle spasms, and stabbing, throbbing, sharp, and shooting pains in the original location are all associated with failed neck or back surgery syndrome as well. Weakness, numbness, and tingling in the extremities are secondary symptoms you should bring to your physician’s attention.
The medical experts at The Spine Care Center can help manage your condition after a failed back or neck surgery. Once your condition has been diagnosed, your physician can treat you conservatively with minimally invasive treatments to avoid any further surgical interference. Typically, an MRI or CT scan with contrast can help your physician identify the location of your pain. Some of our most common treatments include, but are not limited to:
Your failed back or neck surgery syndrome treatment plan will be fully explained to you at the time of your appointment. If you would like to learn more about our neck and back pain treatments, then please call or email our office. We look forward to helping you return to pain-free living.