Post-laminectomy Syndrome (Failed Back Surgery)

Post-laminectomy Syndrome (Failed Back Surgery) is a generalized term for patients who have undergone previous spinal surgery with continuing pain. This can also occur in patients who may have had temporary relief of their pain after decompressive surgery, however over a period develop instability with pain. Patients may experience symptoms of difficulty ambulating, shooting pain down the legs, weakness in the limbs, burning sensation in the limbs, and possibly bowel and/or bladder disturbances.