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Post-Surgical Pain

Some degree of pain and discomfort is normal after back surgery, especially depending on the type of surgery you have, whether you experience complications, and your overall health. But when pain and dysfunction persist or get worse after back surgery, it should be evaluated.

Post laminectomy syndrome or failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a common type of post-surgery pain. According to peer-reviewed research, post laminectomy syndrome or FBSS may occur in about half of patients who have laminectomies.

At Integrated Pain Solutions in Ohio, we understand that spinal surgery is sometimes necessary. But if it doesn’t relieve your back or leg pain, a second surgery may not help. Fortunately, there are alternatives to repeat surgery. Call us at (614) 383-6450 to find out how we can help.

What Causes Post Surgery Pain?

Some underlying conditions that may increase the risk of FBSS include: 

  • Spinal disc disorders
  • Arthritis 
  • A buildup of scar tissue in the spine
  • Loss of normal spinal curvature
  • Excessive bony overgrowth near surgical sites
  • Inflammation and irritation of spinal nerve roots

Treatment for FBSS must also include treatments for any associated health conditions.

Post-Surgical Pain Treatment

If you have post laminectomy syndrome or FBSS, your treatment will depend on several factors. How intense is your discomfort? What contributing factors are making the pain worse? Based on a thorough diagnosis and personal history assessment, we can help you clarify these questions and initiate a unique treatment plan for you. Many of our patients with post-surgery pain respond well to minimally invasive techniques.

Are You Still in Pain Following a Recent Surgery?
Schedule Your Consultation

If you have pain following back surgery or any other type of operation, we invite you to contact our team in Columbus, Ohio. We would be happy to get you started on an individualized treatment plan. Complete the form below, or call today to schedule your consultation: (614) 383-6450.

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Where is your pain? How long have you been in pain? Days/weeks/months/years? Do you have a diagnosis already, and if so, what is it? Have you had a previous surgery that failed to relieve your pain?

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