Post-Laminectomy Syndrome requires extensive testing, as there are a number of different factors that can be causing post-operative issues. Once imagine is done, and a thorough physical examination, depending on the specifics of your spinal issues Dr. Varma and his team will determine the proper treatment protocol for you.
- Pain Medication – OTC and prescription pain medication will help to alleviate pain, but should not be considered for long-term treatment.
- Physical Therapy – Certain exercises can help to alleviate pain, and reduce certain symptoms that may be affecting your spine.
A popular surgical option for Post-Laminectomy Syndrome or Failed Back Syndrome is known as a Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS). This procedure uses an implanted device to replace the pain signals from certain damaged nerves with a more comfortable buzzing sensation.
Otherwise, depending on your specific circumstances, other surgical procedures may be necessary, including spinal fusion, discectomy, or decompression surgery.