Post-Laminectomy Syndrome Specialist in Sugar Land TX
The common symptoms a patient may experience are, continued dull back or leg pain. Persistent dull neck, or arm pain. Stabbing, sharp, and pricking pain in the extremities. Our team of compassionate doctors is available to serve you at Modern Pain Management. We are located at 12930 Dairy Ashford Rd #501-504, Sugar Land, TX 77478. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online.
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We offer a wide variety of services at Modern Pain Management for those suffering from conditions such as herniated discs, arthritis, sciatica, peripheral neuropathy, migraines, cancer, and much more. Whether you’ve suffered an unexpected injury or have been diagnosed with a chronic pain condition, our team of experts can help. One condition we treat is called a post-laminectomy syndrome. For further information about post-laminectomy syndrome, please continue reading down below.
Post-laminectomy syndrome is a condition that occurs in patients who have undergone a laminectomy or other back surgery and continue to have persistent pain. If you’ve had a surgery to reduce pressure on the nerves in the spinal cord by removing a section of your vertebra, and you continue to feel ongoing pain afterward, you may be suffering from post-laminectomy syndrome. It can be effectively treated through noninvasive pain management treatments such as spinal cord stimulation, facet joint injections, nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections, PRP for chronic back pain, physical therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and radiofrequency neurotomy.
Post-laminectomy syndrome can be caused by nerve root compression, joint hypermobility, scar tissue build-up, spinal instability, failed spinal fusion, facet joint problems, or recurring herniated discs. No matter what the cause, this condition can cause uncomfortable and debilitating symptoms. The most common symptoms of the post-laminectomy syndrome include:
• Muscle spasms
• Arthritis of the facet joints
• Post-surgery bleeding or infection
• Disc herniation
• Dull back and leg pain
• Constant dull neck and arm pain
• Stabbing pain
• Sharp pain
• Pricking pain
• Nerve damage causes muscle weakness or numbness
A laminectomy may be performed to ease pressure on the spinal nerves, remove a tumor, or treat a herniated disc. The surgery does involve removing part or all of the vertebra. Your back muscles will be able to protect your spinal nerves after a laminectomy. One way to make sure you recover optimally after a laminectomy is by going through physical therapy. Improving your strength and flexibility can reduce the risk of developing post-laminectomy syndrome.
Post-laminectomy syndrome is diagnosed through a series of tests. Though it is usually normal to experience certain symptoms for a few weeks after major surgery, if the symptoms persist, this could be a sign of a long-term problem. Your pain management expert will want to conduct tests such as a physical examination, MRI, x-ray, EMG, and possible nerve conduction studies. They may also want to perform an x-ray-guided diagnostic spinal injection.
There are three major types of post-laminectomy syndrome your doctor may diagnose:
• Thoracic Post-Laminectomy Syndrome: occurs in the upper and middle sections of the back affecting the T1 to T5 nerves
• Cervical Post-Laminectomy Syndrome: occurs in the neck region and affects areas of the C1 to C7 vertebrae and the intervertebral discs
• Lumbar Post-Laminectomy Syndrome: occurs in the lower section of the back and affects the areas around L1 to L5
If you have any additional questions about the post-laminectomy syndrome and how our specialists in Sugar Land, TX can treat you, please reach out anytime during our business hours. We would love to answer any of your questions and schedule you with one of our post-laminectomy syndrome specialists. We understand that living with pain on a day-to-day basis can have serious repercussions on your work life, relationships, mental health, and ability to function at your normal health. It is our primary goal to find a long-term solution for any symptoms caused by post-laminectomy syndrome. We are located at 12930 Dairy Ashford Rd #501-504, Sugar Land, TX 77478. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Sugar Land TX, Houston TX, Pearland TX, Jersey Village TX, Missouri City TX, Stafford TX, and Richmond TX. The team at Modern Pain Management looks forward to hearing from you soon!