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Post-Laminectomy Syndrome

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Laminectomy is a type of spine surgery that is used to reduce compression on the spinal nerves by removing the lamina. It is one of many types of back surgeries that are performed to offer relief from back pain. Unfortunately, not all laminectomies or other types of spine surgeries are successful. Up to 20% of patients still report back pain after spine surgery, referred to as post-laminectomy syndrome, or failed back surgery syndrome. At Hanowell Spine Clinic, we focus on minimally-invasive options for back pain, including post-laminectomy syndrome pain treatments.

Back or spine surgery is usually recommended when there is physical evidence of a spinal injury or malformation. When spinal stenosis occurs, the spinal column nerve space has been narrowed, putting pressure on the spinal nerve roots. A laminectomy can help create more space for the nerves, theoretically relieving pain. However, this is not always the result. There could be other factors causing back pain or scar tissue that can result in added pressure to the nerves. For some patients, back surgery does not give them the relief they desire, and other treatments are needed.

Fail Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) Treatment

FBSS or post-laminectomy syndrome pain treatment offers minimally-invasive options to manage back pain. Since surgery was unsuccessful, most patients do not want to attempt another risky procedure with little hope of pain relief. Treatments may include injection therapy to reduce inflammation and pain. Other options include exercises, physical therapy and massage that can manage pain. In some cases, spinal cord stimulation is an option we offer for patients with FBSS. However, this treatment is slightly more invasive but can be effective in relieving back pain.

If you have undergone back surgery and still have back or referred pain, come see us at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA. We offer post-laminectomy syndrome pain treatment to give you relief for a higher quality of life.

Patient Reviews

Deborah C.

My knees were so bad I could hardly walk. After 3 injections no pain.

Sandra C.

Dr. Michael Hanowell has relieved my sciatica pain. I was in a wheelchair and after the first epidural I was able to walk. After a recent car accident he put several injections in my back and neck which relieved the pain greatly. He and his staff are very considerate and do everything possible to work with you on relieving your pain.

Cheryl A.

Dr Hanowell did my SCS in my back on Wednesday morning and he is one of the best Doctors I have ever met I promise you if I need anything done on my back he will be the one that works on it along with MDPAIN

Wendell M.

Doctor did explain everything be fore he started. He was nice professional and his staff was very nice and polite Great Work

Mike D.

Dr. Hanowell treated my sciatica pain & I went from being in a wheelchair and barely able to walk to being pain free. He is very professional, caring, and conscientious. He has given me several epidurals and trigger point injections for various issues related to age and injuries and his treatments were very effective. His staff is also very professional.

Pain Healed

Dr. Michael Hanowell , Kind, patient, great listener, willingness to help. Looking forward to feeling better. Thank You Dr. Hanowell.

logo Hanowell Spine Clinic, LLC. Covington, GA

4142 Mill St. NE
Covington, GA 30014

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: (770) 787- 3550

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