Why Am I Still In Pain After Laminectomy Surgery?

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Alternative Names

Lumbar decompression; Decompressive laminectomy; Spine surgery - laminectomy


Risks

Risks for any surgery are:

  • Blood clots in the legs that may travel to the lungs
  • Breathing problems
  • Infection, including in the lungs (pneumonia), bladder, or kidney
  • Blood loss
  • Heart attack or stroke during surgery
  • Reactions to medications

Risks for spine surgery are:

  • Infection in wound or vertebral bones
  • Damage to a spinal nerve, causing weakness, pain, or loss of feeling
  • Partial or no relief of pain after...
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