What are the adverse reactions to laminectomy?

Depends... Laminectomy involves removal of the bony covering of the spinal cord and the spinal nerves. Potential risks of surgery include a tear in the spinal sac which can cause a spinal fluid leak, infection, bleeding, instability over time which may require a fusion surgery in the future, more back pain, and injuries to nerves.
Sometimes there can . Develop instability of the spine from removing bone in already unstable situation or one is created by removing too much bone. Scar tissue will develop & this can lead to nerve symptoms developing weeks after the surgery but most do resolve over time. Then there are complications related to surgery like: infection, nerve injury, dural tear, blood losses, anesthesia complications, to name a few.

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Can there be adverse reactions to laminectomy?

Yes. You should speak with your surgeon if you are having this, but in general, you can have nerve damage, bleeding and infection, as well as scarring around the area that can later lead to more pain. That being said, it is a very safe an often productive procedure with experienced neuro or ortho spine surgeons. Read more...

I read that there are adverse reactions to laminectomy? What are they?

Complications. A person can experience complications after a surgery of any kind. The most common complications after a laminectomy include infection, CSF leak, nerve root injury, hematoma formation and failure to improve from surgery. These risks are all fairly low but must be recognized as possibilities associated with surgery. . Read more...
All surgeries have . risks which are also dependent on your age & underlying health as well as your habits such as smoking. General risks include: infection, scar tissue, nerve injury, dural tear and spinal fluid leakage, hematoma formation(blood clot), bleeding, wound healing problems, back pain, failure of surgery to relieve preop symptoms to name a few but you should go over this with your surgeon as to your risks. Read more...