Post Laminectomy Syndrome (PLS)

Post Laminectomy Syndrome (PLS)

What is Post Laminectomy Syndrome (PLS)?

Similar to Failed Back Surgery Syndrome or Failed Neck Surgery Syndrome, Post Laminectomy Syndrome is often a side effect of poor back surgery. It is caused by a returning disc herniation and nerve root compression. Other causes include scar tissue build up, spinal instability and facet joint problems.

Signs and Symptoms

Typical symptoms of post laminectomy syndrome include neuropathic pain, and a previously failed back surgery.

Treatment Options

Treatment options for post laminectomy syndrome include medication, physical therapy, hot and cold therapy and counseling.

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