Failed back surgical syndrome, also known as post-laminectomy syndrome, is when a patient experiences continued pain following spine surgery. There are many reasons why spine surgery may or may not work. For those with failed back surgical syndrome additional therapies are needed to provide pain relief. Your healthcare provider will work with you to diagnose and treat your failed back surgical syndrome.
If you suffer from failed back surgical syndrome and would like additional information on this painful condition, please review the video and frequently asked questions below. If you are interested in or scheduled for a spinal cord stimulator trial or implant for failed back surgical syndrome and would like additional information on this interventional procedure please refer to our article on spinal cord stimulators. Additionally, if you have questions or concerns do not hesitate to discuss them with your physician.
Failed Back Surgical Syndrome FAQ
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