Applies to: Back
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome, also called Failed Back Syndrome (FBS) is a condition where a patient experiences chronic back or leg pain after back surgery, usually laminectomy.
Contributing factors include, but are not limited to:
- residual or recurrent herniated disc
- persistent pressure on spinal nerve after surgery
- altered joint mobility
- joint hypermobility with instability
- formation of scar tissue
- depression, anxiety and sleeplessness
- spinal muscular deconditioning
An individual may be predisposed to the development of FBS due to systemic disorders such as diabetes, autoimmune disease, and vascular disease.