Dr. Kadimcherla explains what happens when back surgery fails and offers...
Spine surgery is commonly performed to treat neck and back pain. Surgical operations are typically performed to achieve spinal decompression; and hardware such as cages, bone grafts, bars and screws are sometimes used. In some cases (either do to unforseen consequences, behavior, or surgical error) pain or numbness can remain or re-appear post-surgery.
In the case of a failed laminectomy (also known as Post Laminectomy Syndrome), continuous chronic pain indicates surgical failure. After a section of bone is removed from the spine during laminectomy, scar tissue can sometimes form. Painful, inflamed joints at the surgical site are another possible outcome.
Endoscopic spine procedures can be used to correct many of the conditions that cause chronic back pain or to repair failed previous surgeries.- Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD President, Atlantic Spine Center Read More about Dr.Liu