Post laminectomy syndrome or failed back surgery syndrome is on the rise simply do to an increased number of spine surgeries every year. Since a number of spine surgeries and is on the rise and therefore it is expected that failed back surgeries will also be on the rise. His simply commonsense. A recent study published in the 2011 issue of Pain Medicine “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome,” C-W Chan and P. Peng said that initial surgery success rates stand at 50 percent, then 30 percent at the second surgery, 15 percent at the third, and five percent at the fourth.
Since we at the comprehensive spine Institute specialized in failed back surgery syndrome we agree with the results of the above study. We have had extensive experience with treating patients that have had 5, 6 or even 7 previous spine surgeries and have not gotten better. If there is Hope for improvement we will offer surgery or other measures to relieve the pain. However if there is no obvious cause of the pain we will directly let you know not to waste your resources with further surgeries. We are experts in this field based on the fact that we have published a paper in the American Journal of medicine in 2008 which explored the various causes and treatments for failed back syndrome surgery syndrome. You will find this article to be you very useful in understanding this syndrome.
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“New Back Pain Epidemic, Post-Laminectomy Syndrome, Sweeps Across the U.S” posted by PRWeb on June 12, 2013.