Pain and disability after spinal surgery is very common and it’s the main reason why the use of surgery is very limited to the most advanced cases.
Causes of failed back surgery syndrome
Recurrent disc herniation
Granulation tissue formation
Immunocompromised patients with cancer or diabetes or other
Nerve scarring from the surgical procedure itself
All of the above cause are the reason why the use of surgery is limited to the advanced cases already suffering from impending disability such as foot drop or incontinence
The use of minimally invasive spine procedures is the gold standard for treatment of post laminectomy pain.
Selective nerve root injection and pulsed Radiofrequency fluoroscopic guided together with RACZ catheter assisted neuroplasty. Per cutaneous laser disc decompression should also be considered in cases of recurrent disc herniation
All minimally invasive procedures are done with taking in consideration safety, effectiveness and convenience. Procedure duration is usually anywhere between 20 to 40 minutes. Under local anesthesia and sedation. The patient is instructed to leave the hospital after 2 to 3 hours and can resume his daily activities after 24 to 48 hours.
- Non-surgical Management of spondylolisthesis
- Minimally invasive spinal procedures vs surgery
- Obesity dangers on the spine
- Treating disc prolapse through Laser disc decompression Without surgery
- Selective nerve root Radiofrequency for chronic pain treatment
- Disc prolapses
- Non-surgical treatment of Spinal canal stenosis
- Treatment of different types of headaches
- Failed spine surgery (post laminectomy pain)