Our interventional pain physician, Dr. Anil K. Sharma, is a leading practitioner of state-of-the-art techniques specializing in the use of minimally-invasive techniques to treat spinal disorders. He has performed over 70,000 spinal procedures in his 27+ years of clinical practice.
Patients undergo spine surgery to correct abnormal anatomical problems causing neck, arm, back, or leg symptoms. Many of these patients do well with these surgeries. Still, some continue to have persistent pain despite adequate healing of the surgical site. This condition is referred to as post-laminectomy syndrome and is also called "failed back surgery".
Symptoms of Post-laminectomy Syndrome
The symptoms of post-laminectomy syndrome vary but include low back or neck pain and pain in the arms and legs.
The following symptoms may also occur:
- The original pain felt before back surgery is still present
- Pain radiating in one or both legs
- A dull aching feeling in the back
- Sharp, stabbing pains in the back
Learn more about post-laminectomy syndrome by watching an educational video.