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Post Laminectomy Syndrome

Post laminectomy syndrome, used to describe persistent pain after spine surgery, is a chronic pain condition treated at the Indianapolis Center for Pain Management. Post laminectomy pain syndrome is also called failed back surgery syndrome or failed back syndrome. Our pain management physicians, clinical pain specialists and medical staff have extensive experience treating this serious pain disorder.

Learn About Post Laminectomy Syndrome (also known as Failed Back Surgery Syndrome)

Post laminectomy syndrome is diagnosed when there is persistent or recurrent neck pain or neck and arm pain following neck surgery, or back pain or back and leg pain following low back surgery. Post laminectomy syndrome is most common after fusion or laminectomy but can occur following discectomy as well. There are many possible caused for the condition including recurrent disc herniation, epidural fibrosis (scarring), arachnoiditis, persistent pathological changes in nerve tissue resulting in chronic neuropathic pain, structural changes in the spinal column, and progression of  degenerative processes. Spinal cord stimulation has been proven to be a successful option for patients diagnosed with post laminectomy syndrome (or failed back surgery syndrome).

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Updates + Announcements

New Greenwood Pain Management Center Opens October 2015

The Center for Pain Management is proud to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art pain management center in Greenwood, Indiana. The new 5,500 square-foot southside Indianapolis medical office and surgery center is located in the Indiana American Office Park…
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Ask The Pain Experts: Why Should I Go to Physical Therapy for Back Pain?

Spine Universe features real patient questions and clinicians’ answers. Read the response to this question by Amy Rice, MSPT of the Center for Pain Management. PATIENT QUESTION: I have spinal stenosis, and I’ve been told by my doctor that doing…
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Don’t Ruin Your Summer Vacation with Avoidable Injuries

You’d be surprised how many dangers await you this summer vacation, excluding the risk of poison ivy, bug bites and sunburns! We’ve compiled a list of activities, destinations and surprising culprits that cause the most common summer vacation injuries (many…
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Edward Kowlowitz, MD is the 1st Doctor in Indiana to Implant the New St. Jude Medical Protege MRI Spinal Cord Stimulator Just One Week After the New Medical Device Receives FDA Approval

Edward Kowlowitz, MD, leading authority on chronic neuropathic pain, international leader in spinal cord stimulation therapy and founder of the Center for Pain Management in Indianapolis, is the first physician in Indiana to implant the world’s smallest upgradeable MR-conditional spinal cord stimulator…
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Do You Know the Dangers of Spring Cleaning?

According to the U.S. National Safety Council, falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries (oftentimes resulting in serious neck and back pain) and the 2nd leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, falls account…
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