When people go through a back surgery, they may have post Laminectomy syndrome after the procedure. But what is post Laminectomy syndrome? For those who have experienced it - the extreme pain that the patient feels after a spine surgery which might have failed. It is caused by a lot of factors. One factor is that the nerve in the spinal column never recovers from the trauma that caused by the surgery. Another factor that may also inflict post laminectomy syndrome is the healing process itself. When a wound heals, there are scar tissues that are formed to close off the incision, the new scar tissue formation might cause a compression on nerves thus making the patient feel pain.
A recurring herniation of a spinal disc can also cause post laminectomy syndrome. Since this syndrome occurs after the surgery of the spine, then individuals who are scheduled for surgery are at risk. You have to get a very good surgeon and a good set of doctors to accurately diagnose your case. Accurate diagnosis is definitely a key factor. Most post laminectomy syndrome cases arise because of a surgery performed even if it was not necessary.
If you experience stabbing and sharp pain that is originating from the back and that trails down to the legs, have the doctor check it immediately. The first thing that a patient with post laminectomy syndrome should get is quality pain relief services. Pain is very subjective and it can greatly affect a person’s performance. It can even take the patient’s ability to perform normal daily activities.
Some most popular management techniques for post laminectomy syndrome may include physical therapy, electrical stimulation of the nerve, acupuncture, yoga, total disc replacement and radiofrequency denervation.
The pain that a patient with post laminectomy syndrome feels is usually chronic which means that the pain does not go away and may stay for a very long period of time. Having chronic pain may cause some physical and emotional strain to the patient and can be very depressing. Because of this long term side effect, patients and their families would have to continually finance different methods to manage the pain. Some of the management procedures may cost a lot.