Re: Neuropathic Pain from Laminectomy
This is a potential problem that the well meaning docs never explain or reveal. I had that same procedure in 1991 [L-2 through S-1] with instruments [screws and bars] and fusion.
My neuropathy began in 1993 and hasn't let up. Because my diabetes is under control [average A1c is 5.8], the only explanation is the surgery.
My docs feel it is a combination of both the surgery and diabetes, plus my back is failing above and below the fusion, something else the docs never told me was a probable event within ten to fifteen years following the surgery. The only smart thing I did was never let them remove the instruments, and these instruments have helped to stabilize the area and slow down the failing back syndrome.
Good luck to you. I fully understand your pain, as well as the disappointment.
You may want to have the docs try morphine for the pain. I've been on that for fifteen years, and it still helps immensely.