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.

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

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