Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS)

Post-laminectomy syndrome

The term describing the condition of not having a successful result after back surgery and experiencing continued pain

About FBSS

There are several reasons why back surgery may not be effective. It may be because the injury that was operated on turned out to not be the source of the pain.

Back surgery is able to accomplish two things; decompress a pinched nerve root or stabilise a painful joint. Both are reliant on identifying the cause of the pain prior to surgery.

Our back specialist consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion. Consultants specialising in this procedure include neurosurgeons, spinal surgeons and pain specialists. 

Our locations

From complex spinal surgery to straightforward diagnostic scans and procedures, we provide exceptional orthopaedic care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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